I think the hon. member knows that the practice of the House is that a minister may make a statement under Statements by Ministers when the minister considers it appropriate.
Over many years I am sure the hon. member has followed the proceedings of this place.
Complaints along the lines of that raised by the hon. member have been raised by other hon. members. They have suggested that somehow a minister in making statements outside the House is not fulfilling his or her functions in the House.
The Chair has consistently ruled that it is not a matter for the Chair to intervene in, nor is it a matter affecting the privileges of hon. members should ministers choose to make statements outside the House instead of here.
It is an opportunity for members to comment when ministers make statements in the House but the fact that statements are not made here I do not believe is a matter for comment by members on a question of privilege, nor is it one that relates to either a point of order or a question of privilege in this House.
While I am pleased that the hon. member has been able to air a grievance, I do not believe it is a question of privilege or a point of order.