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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2000 Week 4 Hansard (29 March) . . Page.. 1051..


MR STEFANIAK (continuing):

I indicate today that I will seek to get that to him. If it is available tomorrow one of my colleagues can table that. If not, I will get it to him out of session and then appropriately table that response at the next sitting.

City Market

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, further to Mr Quinlan's question yesterday, the issues that relate to sublease renewals are issues that must be resolved between the City Market traders and the lessees of the Canberra Centre and City Markets, who are Queensland Investment Corporation. He asked whether I could act. I have no powers to enter into negotiations on subleasing arrangements between the lessee and a sublessee. Once the DA for the redevelopment of the Canberra Centre has been finalised, QIC will be in a better position to renegotiate leases with their lessees, and the finalisation of that DA is imminent.

PERSONAL EXPLANATION

MR BERRY: Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation pursuant to standing order 46.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, proceed.

MR BERRY: Thank you, Mr Speaker. During question time, Mr Humphries said that I was wrong about a $12m blowout in Health in 1991. Mr Speaker, I cannot claim to have been Gary-ed in relation to that matter. My recollection of it is that it was much, much larger than that - perhaps $17m or $19m. But that was not the point. The point is that, when pressed on it, Mr Humphries did not know what the blowout was.

MR SPEAKER: That is not a personal explanation; it is an abuse.

PUBLIC SERVANTS - NAMING

MS CARNELL (Chief Minister): Mr Speaker, I wonder whether Mr Stanhope would agree to have Mr X's name removed from Hansard. It is a usual approach for us not to name public servants in this place, particularly in any negative manner.

Mr Stanhope: I am more than happy with that, Mr Speaker. I meant no embarrassment. What I said is a fact. This debate is on tomorrow. I am most concerned that I did not have the courtesy of a return to that call.

MS CARNELL: Mr Speaker, we will obviously do all in our power to ensure that Mr Stanhope is briefed. I do not know what the circumstances are, but I do not think we normally name - - -


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