My constituency question is for the Minister for Small Business in the other place, and on behalf of local businesses and residents I ask: when will the minister respond to the 16 unanswered letters which I have written to her on behalf of small business operators since 20 July this year? Now, in a desperate attempt to clean up the mess for which they are responsible, the Andrews Labor government imposed some of the most crippling economic restrictions in the world. But in their desperation to clean up their own mess they plunged hardworking small business people into chaos. Repeated phone calls from my office have been made to the minister’s office, and on two separate occasions my office has been requested to resend all outstanding correspondence in its entirety. The minister’s continued silence adds insult to the injury which so many traders have sustained at the hands of this Victorian Labor government, and it is inexcusable.