Madam Deputy Speaker, Minister, the Division of Revenue is all about how much money you put where. And in determining the need for how much money needs to be put where, the issue is how much is going to be spent. We are in a situation where what needs to be spent is not just determined by the money which is available, but by overspending.
Two days ago, I raised, once again, I don't know whether it was the third or fourth time in this House, the issue of the skyrocketing hidden unaccounted for municipal overspending and the municipal indictment. The Minister, who is not here today, saw fit to mock me. He did not provide me with an answer and in mocking me, he mocked all those of you who may have an interest in knowing how much we are really responsible for and how much our children will have to pay.
That was not the first time that the Minister addressed my questions and those of the country by being mocking in his answer. I've asked twice in parliamentary questions about the size of the municipal deficit and received no answer. I've asked him twice about how he intends to pay ... [Laughter.]... silence please - for the national debt. By 2015 there will be R1,5 trillion, which means R300 000 for each of you to pay. That's the nature of our indictment and I'm asking a very simple question: How are you going to answer? I've written an open letter and received only answers which mock the question, the same way as he mocked me two days ago in front of you.
This is, in short, irresponsible. [Interjections.] I'm sorry, do you want to ask something?