Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 9 Hansard (19 November) . . Page.. 2739 ..
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
QUESTION ON NOTICE
QUESTION NO. 54
Drugs - Statistics
MR STANHOPE: Asked the Minister for Justice and Community Safety -
(1) Has the Minister's attention been drawn to several numerical disparities contained in the ACT Administration of Justice Statistical Profile (Vol 6: April - June 1998); and
(2) Could the Minister outline:
(a) The difference between a "drug matter" and a "drug incident".
(b) Whether there is a disparity between Table 1, where the QTY is 208 and QLY is 243, compared to Table 6 where the QTY is 208 and QLY is 282.
(c) Whether there is also a disparity between Table 6 and Table 7 where the number of separate drugs seized on Table 6 is 253 and QLY 300 compared to Table 7 where the QTY is 253 and QLY is 253.
(d) Whether the increase in Table 7 LSD figures from 0 to 2 warrants a corresponding percentage increase.
(e) The measurements used to measure the individual substances listed on page one in Table 7.
(f) Whether the number of errors on this page, indicates that the data is unreliable.
MR HUMPHRIES: The answer to Mr Stanhope's question is as follows:
(1) Yes, my attention has been drawn to the matters referred to in questions 2(b) and (c) in a briefing prepared by the Department for Estimates. The briefing also indicated that the data series maintained on the internet had been amended. I note that the front sheet of the Profile indicates that