Page 10 - Week 01 - Tuesday, 12 February 1991

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MR BERRY: I table the following papers:

Royal Canberra Hospital - Southern Campus - Transfer from -

Copies of letters from Mr W. Berry, MLA to Mr C. Duby, Acting Minister for Health, Education and the Arts - dated 10 and 16 January 1991.

My question is: Will the Government pay all the additional costs borne by those two constituents?

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I am not aware of this case at this stage. I will take the question on notice.

MR BERRY: I have a supplementary question, and it really needs to be answered in the context of the difficulties of those constituents. Mr Speaker, how long will the people of the ACT have to wait for the Minister to take action to ensure that emergency patients are not forced into expensive private hospital beds through the lack of public hospital beds? People deserve to know that.

Mr Collaery: On a point of order, Mr Speaker: That is not a supplementary question. That is another inquiry.

MR SPEAKER: I recognise that that was a separate - - -

Mr Collaery: And he has addressed it to you, Mr Speaker. You can answer it.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you, Mr Collaery. I am afraid I cannot answer that, Mr Berry.

Assembly Vehicles

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, I have a question for you, pursuant to standing order 115. Can you inform the Assembly whether the ACT Government vehicle, registration number 202-054, issued to the Legislative Assembly, was authorised to deliver materials to protesters at an illegal picket at Cook Primary School at approximately 1.15 pm on Wednesday, 6 February this year? What action do you consider appropriate to inform members of their responsibilities in using taxpayer funded vehicles so that the Assembly is not brought into disrepute, or so that illegal use is not made of Assembly property?

MR SPEAKER: Mr Humphries, I will take that question on notice. I think the situation of illegal pickets, et cetera, would require me to seek legal opinion before I comment.

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