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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1993 Week 08 Hansard (Tuesday, 17 August 1993) . . Page.. 2367 ..


SPEAKER OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION

QUESTION ON NOTICE

NO 755

Speaker - Media Monitoring expenditure

MR HUMPHRIES: To ask the Speaker -

(1) How much did the Speakers office spend on obtaining transcripts or copies of media interviews during the period 1 July 1991 to 30 June 1992.

(2) How many items were ordered during that period for (a) written transcripts; (b) audio cassettes and (c) video cassettes.

(3) How much did the Speakers office spend on obtaining transcripts or copies of media interviews during the period 1 July 1992 to 31 May 1993.

(4) How many items were ordered during that period for (a) written transcripts; (b) audio cassettes and (c) video cassettes.

MADAM SPEAKER:

The answer to Mr Humphries question is as follows:

Parts (1) and (3) of the question have been answered so as to be consistent with the information supplied to answer parts (2) and (4). Therefore it is assumed that parts (1) and (3) request information about the total cost of written transcripts, audio cassettes and video cassettes.

(1) In the period 1 December 1991 to 30 June 1992 $301 worth of transcripts,

audio cassettes and videos were ordered by the Speakers Office. Relevant

records were maintained on behalf of the Speaker and Members by the Chief

Ministers Department in financial year 1991-92. Records are available only

from 1 December 1991. Those kept prior to this date do not contain sufficient

detail to allow a meaningful response.

(b) 2. (c) 1.

(3) $1,049. $741 of the costs of these items were paid from Program 3

administered by the Chief Ministers Department and $309 were paid from

Program 1 administered by the ACT Legislative Assembly. This was because

the costs of the media monitoring service were devolved to all Government

agencies, including the ACT Legislative Assembly, during the 1992-93

financial year.

(b) 6. (c) 1.

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