ENERGY Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s repeated refusal to supply information on Parliament’s nuclear procurement process is to be challenged by Parliament’s energy affairs portfolio committee, which decided yesterday to submit a request to her for the documents.The decision follows the legal advice the DA sought from Parliament’s legal advisers, who advised that the minister had no right to refuse to supply documents if so requested by a chairperson of a portfolio committee.It was up to the chairperson to decide what was classified and to restrict access to documents on this basis.The legal opinion stated that a parliamentary committee had the right to summon any document required for it to perform its functions.READ THIS: Where will SA put lethal nuclear waste?DA energy spokesman Gordon Mackay reported on the legal advice to the committee on Tuesday, saying that Joemat-Pettersson had no right to refuse to provide the documents related to the nuclear procurement, as she had done ...

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