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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 8 Hansard (21 August) . . Page.. 3123..


still across Canberra promoting the cash reward for information leading to an arrest and such reward was available until 30 June 2003. Has the deadline of this reward now passed or has consideration been given to extending the deadline.

Mr Wood

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

This matter is currently under consideration by the Chief Police Officer for the ACT,

Mr John Murray APM. A decision in relation to the issue will be announced in the near future.

Drink spiking

(Question No 840)

Mr Pratt: asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on Wednesday, 20 August 2003:

In relation to drink spiking:

(1) How many cases of drink spiking were reported to police in:

(a) January 2003;

(b) February 2003;

(c) March 2003;

(d) April 2003;

(e) May 2003;

(f) June 2003;

(g) July 2003;

(2) Of these cases did any victims have to be taken to hospital for treatment;

(3) Were there any suspected cases of drink spiking referred from the Hospital to police, if so, how many and are those numbers included in the figures in (a) to (g) above;

(4) Were there any arrests for drink spiking in (a) to (g) above, if so, what charges were laid;

(5) What are the penalties for a person found responsible for drink spiking;

(6) What initiatives have been implemented by police in (a) to (g) above to combat drink spiking.

Mr Wood

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

(1) The number of suspected drink spiking incidents reported to police between January and July 2003 were:

(a) January 2003

14

(b) February 2003

11

(c) March 2003

4

(d) April 2003

11

(e) May 2003

6

(f) June 2003

3

(g) July 2003

4


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