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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 4 Hansard (17 March) . . Page.. 1260..


Police force-high speed car chases

(Question No 155)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 16 February 2005:

(1) How many high speed car chases have ACT Police undertaken during (a) 2001-2002, (b) 2002-2003 and (c) 2004-2005 to date;

(2) For each of the years in part (1) how many of these pursuits (a) resulted in a successful arrest, (b) did police abandon, (c) resulted in an accident and (d) involved stolen vehicles.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) It is too resource intensive to obtain data for pursuits prior to 2003 as this would involve manual data extraction and examination of individual case records. Capacity to record police pursuits has been in place since 2003. In the financial year 2003-2004, 49 pursuits involving cars have been recorded.

(2) Data for the 2003-2004 financial year and for 1 July 2004 to 21 February 2005 are provided in the table below:

Outcomes/Involvement of Stolen Vehicle

2003-2004 financial year

1 July 2004 to

21 February 2005

Arrest

34

7

Abandoned

13

6

Collision

16

3

Involved stolen motor vehicle

19

6

Source: ACT Policing Traffic Operations

Note: Some pursuits fall into multiple categories within this chart - for example a pursuit involving a stolen motor vehicle which results in a minor collision and the arrest of offender/s.

Hospitals-nursing home type patients

(Question No 156)

Mr Smyth asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 16 February 2005:

(1) How many nursing home type patients are currently occupying hospital beds at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital;

(2) How many nursing home type patients have occupied hospital beds at (a) The Canberra Hospital and (b) Calvary Hospital, per month, since January 2004 to date.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) As at 16th February 2005 the numbers of nursing home type patients occupying hospital beds are:

(a) 20 at The Canberra Hospital; and

(b) 4 at Calvary Hospital.


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