I think the letter offers some relief. But clearly, it is not for nothing that in this House we have a Leader of Government Business. And in the absence of the Leader of Government Business, we have the Hon Deputy Majority Leader, who in this regard, is the Deputy Leader of Government Business in the House, and if he is not aware of the circumstances surrounding the unavailability of a Minister, then the least one could say is that it is strange.
It does then mean that there is some deficiency in co-ordination. And I believe that that ought to be taken care of so that such embarrassment is not inflicted on the House and on the Hon Minister.
So, let there be better co-ordination of Government Business to avoid such future embarrassment. It does not do the House any good.
If perhaps, we had allowed for Hon Members to comment, maybe, rather unjustly, we would have condemned the Hon Minister. But if the Hon Deputy Majority Leader who doubles up as the Deputy Leader for Government Business is also unaware, who can you blame in such circumstances?
So, Mr Speaker, we may rest it for a while except to also tell him that this not being the first case, this not being the second or even third, we may next time take notice of the concerns of the House and respond appropriately.