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(1) There is no standard deadline for replies to ministerial correspondence. Correspondence whether from a member of the Legislative Assembly or a member of the public is responded to in the same manner. The response time can be impacted by a range of factors.

(2) (a) I am unable to provide figures as this is a portfolio rather than a directorate. The Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate, Environment and Planning Directorate and Territory and Municipal Services Directorate all report on Transport Reform and collating this information would be an unreasonable diversion of resources.

(b) There is no standard deadline for ministerial responses.

(3) (a) There is no standard deadline.

(b) As per the answer to question (2)(a) above.

(4) As per the answer to question (2)(a) above.

(5) No it is not a requirement.

Government—ministerial correspondence (Question No 583)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Roads and Parking, upon notice, on 19 November 2015:

(1) Can the Minister provide the standard deadline for replies for ministerial correspondence from (a) Members of the Legislative Assembly and (b) members of the ACT public.

(2) Can the Minister provide for the period from 1 July to 31 October 2015 the (a) number of completed ministerial correspondence items and (b) percentage of the ministerial correspondence items completed within the standard deadline.

(3) Can the Minister provide for the period from 1 July to 31 October 2015 the number of (a) ministerial correspondence items not completed within the standard deadline and (b) ministerial correspondence items marked for no further action for the period.

(4) What is the average time for ministerial correspondence to be signed and completed for (a) Members of the Legislative Assembly and (b) members of the ACT public for (i) 2014-2015 financial year and (b) 1 July to 31 October 2015.

(5) Is it a requirement that ministerial correspondence from Members of the Legislative Assembly be responded to.

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

(1) There is no standard deadline for replies to ministerial correspondence. Correspondence whether from a member of the Legislative Assembly or a member of the public is responded to in the same manner.


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