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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2004 Week 1 Hansard (12 February) . . Page.. 432..

(1) The average number of people detained in the Belconnen Remand Centre (BRC) in the financial year 2001-2002 prior to the opening of the Symonston Temporary Remand Centre (STRC) was 64.

The average number of people detained in the BRC in the financial year 2002-2003 to the end of November 2003, the year following the opening of the STRC was 43.

(2) The average number of people detained at the STRC since its opening on 14 November 2002 to the end of November 2003 is 20.

Students-SCAN results

(Question No 1229)

Ms Dundas asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 11 December 2003:

How many students with disabilities who received support in 2003, have had their support following implementation of the SCAN tool:

(1) reduced for the coming year;

(2) cut entirely for the coming year.

Ms Gallagher

: The answer to Ms Dundas's question is:

(1) In 2004 the majority of students will be given the same level of support as in 2003. Initial allocations to mainstream schools in 2004 will not be based purely on SCAN results. The data collection process revealed a small number of students who are receiving more support than is needed, and a small number who require higher levels of support. It has been possible to accommodate these changes without disadvantaging any student by making small adjustments to resource allocations to schools.

The SCAN process is a guide for allocating resources to schools. Additional staffing points allocated to schools on behalf of students with a disability are part of the overall resourcing to the school and are not necessarily tied to the individual student. The SCAN process is a complex and evolving one and will be implemented more fully over time.

(2) No student has had his or her support cut entirely.

Water restrictions

(Question No 1230)

Mr Cornwell asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

In relation to water restrictions:

(1) How many exemptions have been granted since the introduction of water restrictions in the A.C.T. until the end of January 2004?

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