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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2357 ..


MINISTER FOR HEALTH

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION NO. 748

Health Promotion Fund

Mr Cornwell . asked the Minister for Health:

In relation to the Health Promotion Fund

1. What percentage of the ACT Tobacco Franchise Fee was allocated to this Fund in (a) 1991-92 and (b)1 July 1992 to 31 May 1993.

2. How much did this percentage translate into money terms in each of those years.

3. What percentage of the Health Promotion Fund was allocated in (a) 1991-92and (b) 1 July 1992 to 31 May 1993 to- (i) the arts; (ii) health; (iii) sport; (iv) administration and (v) other.

4. How much did this percentage translate into in money terms in each category in each of these years.

Mr Berry - the answer to Mr Cornwells question is:

1. (a) The allocation to the Health Promotion Fund is not hypothecated from

the ACT Tobacco Franchise Fee but is raised through general

appropriation. The establishment of the Fund in 1989-90 was based on

three percentage points of tobacco licence fee receipts (35% tax). Since

then the changes in the appropriation have been due to full year effect and

indexation. In 1991-92 the appropriation was $1450 000 including

$550 000 rolled over from the previous year of this $1336 000 was

spent

(b) In 1992-93 the allocation was $918 000 plus $114 000 rollover and

$200 000 special allocation for Stop Smoking projects.

2. Answered above.

3&4.

(a) 1991.92 % $s

Arts 7.6 101.735

Health 30.8 411839

Sport 37.0 494548

Admin. 15.0 200 950

Other* 9.6 128 453

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