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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 3 Hansard (23 October) . . Page.. 4124..


If not, why not;

What has been the national average of police officers in 2001, 2002 and 2003 (to date);

What has been the number of police officers in the ACT in 2001, 2002 and 2003 (to date);

How many police officers have been employed under the Labor Government since 2001;

How much money has been spent on employing police officers under the Labor Government since 2001.

Mr Wood

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

This is a long term strategy of the Labor Government which was initiated with the Government's commitment to increase police numbers by 20 during our current term of office.

The Government has committed to increase the number of police in the ACT by 20 over our current term of office. Further initiatives to progress the long term strategy to increase police numbers to the national average will be developed once this commitment has been fully implemented.

Not applicable.

Figures for the financial years 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003 can be found in the Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Report on Government Services published by the Productivity Commission.

Figures for the financial years 2000-2001, 2001-2002, 2002-2003 can be found in the Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Report on Government Services published by the Productivity Commission.

The 2003 Report on Government Services contains the total staffing figures for this period.

The 2003 Report on Government Services contains details of Government expenditure on policing during this period.

Provisional and learner drivers

(Question No 979)

Mr Pratt

asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 25 September 2003:

In relation to provisional and learner drivers:

How many (a) provisional and (b) learner drivers were caught with blood alcohol levels above the limit of 0.02 during (i) 2002-03 and (ii) 2001-02;

In (a) and (b) above how many have lost their licenses as a result of having blood alcohol levels above the limit during 2002-03;


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