Saint John Lancaster MLA Dorothy Shephard grilled the Deputy Premier about a report on vulnerable children and their families and when it will be released.
Shephard asked if family Minister Stephen Horsman had even seen the report and this was his reply.
” I can tell you that the department received a draft report from Mr. Savoury during the election period and is now preparing a final report,” stated Horsman.
“When we receive it, Mr. Speaker, I will be briefed and have it translated and prepared for release to the public,” Horsman said.
Shephard, however, told the legislature that as the minister responsible for families, Horsman should have at least been briefed on the contents of this important report.
Shephard says “even though it’s not final the Minister hasn’t been briefed on its contents; to submit further questions, ask for more clarity it’s a general practice, so can the minister not tell us that he hasn’t at least seen an advanced draft of the report,”
Horsman had the same reply.