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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 2 Hansard (10 May) . . Page.. 394..


ACTON PENINSULA

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order. Yesterday, Mrs Carnell promised that she would take some advice in relation to some leases and bring it back to the Assembly. She also promised the day before to table some leases. Have they been submitted to you, sir?

MR SPEAKER: I must admit that I raised the same question. I have not seen them yet, Mr Berry; but I think it is fair to say that, if the Chief Minister said that she would provide this information, she will do so. I do not know that any time was set for this information to come forward.

Mr Berry: It appears not.

MR SPEAKER: I accept the argument that the Chief Minister has agreed to make this information available. I have no doubt that she will do so in due course.

Mr Moore: On the point of order, Mr Speaker: Standing order 118A provides the 30-day rule, which was introduced by you, as I recall. It provides that in relation to answers to questions on notice, including questions taken on notice during question time. Mr Berry ought to know that the 30-day rule certainly applies.

Mr Berry: I am sorry; Mr Moore has got it wrong. It was a commitment that we received; it was not a question.

Mr Moore: Are you talking about the timing?

MR SPEAKER: It was a commitment. I have no doubt that it will be honoured in due course. I have enough faith in the Chief Minister to know that she will deliver. I equally have enough faith in the Assembly to know that, if the Chief Minister does not deliver, she will certainly be asked to do so by a very vigilant opposition, Mr Berry.

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS - STANDING COMMITTEE
Report on Review of Auditor-General's Report No. 2 of 1994 -
Government Response

MRS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Minister for Health and Community Care) (3.12): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the Government's response to Report No. 18 of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts of the Second Assembly, which related to their review of Auditor-General's Report No. 2 of 1994 on health grants. I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

In May 1994 the Auditor-General presented to the Legislative Assembly report No. 2 of 1994 on ACT health grants. The report assessed the overall effectiveness of the management of health grants made to various ACT organisations. It also assessed the department's efficiency in administering these grants. The Public Accounts Committee


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