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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 10 (19 October) . . Page.. 3361..


Answers to questions

Prisoners—remand

(Question No 1172)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 15 August 2006:

(1) How many people were on remand in the ACT as at 1 June 2006;

(2) How many of those remandees in part (1) were kept at (a) Belconnen Remand Centre and (b) Symonston;

(3) How many of those remandees in part (1) were (a) male and (b) female.

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

(1) The number of ACT remandees as at 1 June 2006 was 68.

(2) Of those 68 remandees, 51 were held at Belconnen Remand Centre (BRC) and 17 were held at Symonston Temporary Remand Centre (STRC).

(3) Of the 51 remandees held at the BRC, 45 were male and 6 were female.

Of the 17 remandees held at the STRC, 14 were male and three were female.

Drugs

(Question No 1190)

Dr Foskey asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 23 August 2006 (redirected to the Minister for Police and Emergency Services):

(1) What is the number of recorded overdose deaths from illicit drugs for (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) current year to date;

(2) What is the number of ambulance callouts for emergencies relating to illicit drugs for the same years as above, broken down on a month-by-month basis.

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

(1) Deaths reported to the ACT Coroner where an illicit drug overdose was identified as the cause of death for (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) current year to date.

Year

Overdose deaths from illicit drugs in the ACT

2004

9

2005

9

2006 (up to 31 August 2006)

7

Total

25

Source: National Coroners Information System (NCIS)

Some cases identified in the above table are still open on the National Coroners Information System and, as such, numbers may change over time.


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