There is an excellent article in the NZ Herald about the recent appalling performances by Ministers in the House.
No Minister will go out of their way to be fully informative with their replies, if the questions have been asked badly, but for some time it has been obvious the Government has been taking this to new extremes. It is usually a sign of extreme arrogance when they think they don’t need to be accountable to Parliament.
As the Herald reports, Horomia stuffed up on a patsy from his own party due to his inability to do much beyond read prepared answers. Dyson is accused of lying in her answer, and Maharey had to be pulled up by the Speaker for his usual evasions.