David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath & Crayford, has expressed his concerns about democracy following a dossier published by the Conservatives which shows that Labour has systematically avoided scrutiny from Parliament and the public.
The 975 page document details over one thousand written Parliamentary Questions that the Government avoided answering in the last session of Parliament. The research reveals that among the most obstructive Government departments are the Home Office, the Department for Work & Pensions and the Ministry of Defence.
Mr Evennett asked five questions in the previous session that were not answered, including two on the Olympics, one on National Insurance number fraud, science and technology investment and smoke-free legislation.
Mr Evennett said “It is clear that Labour Ministers have systematically sought to avoid public scrutiny by evading awkward Parliamentary Questions. Labour may not like it, but the fundamental purpose of Parliament is to scrutinise and hold the government of the day to account”.
He added “Not only are Labour’s actions deeply corrosive to our political system but it will also fuel further cynicism with politics and politicians.”
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