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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 3 December 2020) . . Page.. 222 ..


In this instance, it is inappropriate to divert resources from other priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member’s questions. I do however offer the member a verbal briefing with relevant officials to discuss the questions asked.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—health services(Question No 25)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) For how long after admission is free pharmacotherapy available for inmates wanting to quit smoking.

(2) How many inmates are currently utilising pharmacotherapy to assist them in their withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs including tobacco.

(3) Have these pharmacotherapy methods resulted in any negative side effects on the inmates resulting in the need to see a health care worker.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

I have been advised by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect relevant information to assemble responses would require a considerable diversion of resources.

In this instance, it is inappropriate to divert resources from other priority activities for the purposes of answering the Member’s questions. I do however offer the member a verbal briefing with relevant officials to discuss the questions asked.


Alexander Maconochie Centre—worship facilities(Question No 26)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for Corrections, upon notice, on 4 December 2020:

(1) What multifaith worship facilities are available at the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

(2) How often are these facilities used per week.

(3) What faith groups are currently being provided worship facilities.

(4) Have any inmates of a particular faith group been denied use or access to worship facilities; if so, which faith groups and why were they denied.

Mr Gentleman: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

I have been advised by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate that the information sought is not in an easily retrievable form, and that to collect relevant information to assemble responses would require a considerable diversion of resources.


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