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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 3 Hansard (10 March) . .

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Answers to questions

Government—ministerial correspondence (Question No 586)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Capital Metro, 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 Corbell: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

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

(2) (a) 58 pieces of correspondence which related to the Capital Metro Agency were responded to in the period 1 July to 31 October 2015.

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

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

(b) 10 correspondence items relating to the Capital Metro Agency were marked as 'not requiring further action' in the period 1 July to 31 October 2015.

(4) The Capital Metro Agency tracking system does not produce average time data. Correspondence whether from an MLA or member of the public is responded to in the same manner.

(5) No, it is not a requirement.


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