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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1997 Week 10 Hansard (23 September) . . Page.. 3100..

MR KAINE (continuing):

To answer a question raised by Mr Whitecross, there is clearly no intention on the part of the Government to reduce the number of places specifically identified as handicapped parking for people who are disabled. The existing spaces are located where we think they are most convenient for people with disabilities. Of course, being specifically designated for that purpose, they are wider than the normal car parking space. We certainly have no intention of reducing the number of such spaces. They will still be required. What we are doing here is simply making additional provision so that people who find all of the existing designated places full can find a convenient parking place, hopefully reasonably close to where they want to go, and still enjoy the ability to park without being confined to those areas that are identified as disabled spaces. Mr Speaker, again I thank members for their support for this Bill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Report and Statement

MR WOOD: I present Report No. 13 of the Standing Committee on Scrutiny of Bills and Subordinate Legislation. I seek leave to make a brief statement on the report.

Leave granted.

MR WOOD: Report No. 13 of 1997 contains the committee's comments on eight Bills and one piece of subordinate legislation and one Government response. I commend the report to the Assembly.

Report on Voluntary Codes of Practice for Liquor Licensees

MR OSBORNE (11.38): Mr Speaker, I present Report No. 5 of the Standing Committee on Legal Affairs, entitled "Inquiry into the Voluntary Codes of Practice for Liquor Licensees", together with a copy of the extracts of the minutes of proceedings. I ask for leave to move a motion authorising the publication of the report.

Leave granted.

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