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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1995 Week 9 Hansard (23 November) . . Page.. 2540 ..

MR MOORE (continuing):

(b) the number of teaching hours provided overall in those schools and colleges taken as a whole.".

Page 3, line 32, clause 10, after subsection (2), insert the following subsection:

"(2A) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (2), where monies are received from the sale, lease, rental or other use of school buildings no longer used for Government schooling, that money is to be credited to Division 180, Government Schooling.".

MR SPEAKER: Mr Moore and members, you will recall that earlier this sitting we carried the following motion:

That this Assembly reaffirms the principles of the Westminster system embodied in the "financial initiative of the Crown" and the limits that that initiative places on non-Executive members in moving amendments other than those to reduce items of proposed expenditure.

I therefore rule these two amendments out of order.

Mr Moore: Mr Speaker, I would like to place on the record my dissent from your ruling. I can read the numbers. I presume that the numbers would fall the same way. Therefore, I accept what the result would be.

Clauses 10 and 11 agreed to.

Proposed new clause 11B

MS TUCKER (3.45 am): I move:

That the following new clause be added to the Bill:

"11B. (1) The Executive shall not use money appropriated by this or any other Act for the purposes of reducing the level and quality of public library services, including maintenance and renewal of library stock, number of staff, the time efficient manner in which services are available to the public or reducing total opening hours.

"(2) Nothing in this section will limit the Executive increasing or adding new services to the public libraries.".

MR SPEAKER: Ms Tucker, I simply reaffirm the motion passed earlier this sitting which members will be quite familiar with by now. I have quoted it twice already. I rule the amendment out of order.

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