Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 6 Hansard (23 May) . . Page.. 1682 ..
Motion (by Mr Humphries) put:
That the debate be adjourned.
The Assembly voted -
AYES, 13 NOES, 4 Mr Berry Ms Horodny Mrs Carnell Mr Moore Mr Cornwell Mr Osborne Mr De Domenico Ms Tucker Ms Follett Mr Hird Mr Humphries Mr Kaine Ms McRae Ms Reilly Mr Stefaniak Mr Whitecross Mr WoodQuestion so resolved in the affirmative.
MS McRAE: My question is to Mr Stefaniak in his capacity as Minister for Education. Minister, can you confirm that you are about to announce a policy to cap enrolments at secondary schools? If you are, if the policy is about to be announced, can you explain what level of consultation there has been? If the policy is not yet ready to be announced, can you say what consultative processes are in hand?
Mr Humphries: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. I hate to use standing orders a second time, but standing order 117(c)(ii) makes it clear that questions shall not ask Ministers to announce Executive policy. Ms McRae's question, I thought, was: Can the Minister confirm that he is about to announce a capping on secondary enrolments?
Mr Moore: And what the consultation process is.
Mr Humphries: That question is all right, but the question of - - -
MS McRAE: I am happy to rephrase it. Can the Minister explain to this house what level of consultation there has been in the development of the policy on the capping of enrolments in secondary schools?