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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 3 Hansard (18 March) . . Page.. 1138..


MR SPEAKER: Thank you, I will—

MR SMYTH (Brindabella): If I may, just on Mr Hargreaves's statement—

MR SPEAKER: Briefly, Mr Smyth. I am happy to listen to both. I feel I got the point; so unless it is—

MR SMYTH: Okay. It is just that it does make it clear that there are three segments to what questions can be asked. It is public affairs; it is things happening in the Assembly or the responsibility as laid out in the AAOs, on which he is correct; but there are other elements beyond the AAOs that one can be asked questions about.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Smyth. I will consider that and come back to the chamber.

Supplementary answer to question without notice

Disability services—support packages

MS BURCH This has got nothing to do with that, you will be pleased to know, Mr Speaker. Yesterday, in question time, after a question from Ms Bresnan in relation to long-stay patients transitioning from hospital, in my response I inadvertently said "transition of May of last year". It is actually May 2010. I give my apology for that.

Also during question time, in a response to a question from Ms Le Couteur in relation to unmet need for individual support packages funding, I inadvertently provided incorrect percentages for respite services. For members' information, the correct increase is 96 per cent—I might have said 98 per cent—for flexible respite services and an increase of 11 per cent in centre-based respite services. I made reference to 30 per cent, which was actually the increase in accommodation. There were too many percentages in my head; so I apologise for that error.

Answer to question on notice

Question No 561

MS LE COUTEUR: Madam Assistant Speaker, under standing order 118A(a), I would like to ask about a question for the Minister for Planning which remains outstanding. It is question 561, which is an outstanding question, Mr Barr.

MR BARR: I understood I had answered all of my questions on that. I will check whether there has been a delay in transmittal between my office and the Secretariat. And if there has been, I will check that and get back to the member.

MR ASSISTANT SPEAKER (Mr Hargreaves): As I understand it, the chamber support staff do not have this registered as an outstanding question, Ms Le Couteur, but I am sure the minister will look and see whether he can get you another copy of that answer.


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