Hon members, can you take your seats. I now want us to proceed to Question 298.
Proposed visits by Portfolio Committees of Parliament to departments other than their designated departments 298. Mr M B Skosana (IFP) asked the Minister for the Public Service and Administration:
Whether, in light of the recent appeal made by President Mbeki that government departments should undertake closer cooperation for effective service delivery, the Portfolio Committees of Parliament need to visit government departments other than their designated departments in pursuing cross-cutting issues in order to facilitate and coordinate service delivery at all levels of society; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?