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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 10 Hansard (25 November) . . Page.. 2872 ..

MR HARGREAVES: I ask a supplementary question, Mr Speaker. Thank you very much, Minister. I do not normally read the Canberra Times either, but this particular time I did. The Minister may have to take my supplementary question on notice as well. I have no sweat with that. Can the Minister please advise how many cars are available on the weekend for general response in the following areas: Belconnen, Gungahlin, Weston Creek, Tuggeranong and Central Canberra?

MR HUMPHRIES: I will take that question on notice, Mr Speaker. I will just say that it is a hard question to answer in terms of cars. The AFP has, I think, no shortage of cars. It is of course - - -

Mr Berry: Cars with people in uniforms in them, he meant.

MR HUMPHRIES: We know what we are talking about, Mr Berry. It is all right. Go back to sleep. We are fine. We have no doubt - - -

Mr Moore: He is not asleep. That is how he always is.

MR HUMPHRIES: Is it? I am sorry. I just thought he looked as though he was asleep. I will not answer in terms of number of cars available but in terms of perhaps average number of patrols. Obviously the number will vary from weekend to weekend, and there is no particular number which is necessarily going to be consistent from weekend to weekend. But I will certainly find out as much information as I can and report the answer to Mr Hargreaves.

Integrated Land Use and Transport Study

MS TUCKER: My question is directed to the Minister for Urban Services. You are probably aware that in the Government's 1997-98 budget announced in May 1997 your predecessor, Mr Humphries, announced that work had begun on an integrated land use and transport study for the ACT to help plan for new transport infrastructure that is integrated with Canberra's planning. Nothing was heard about this study until November 1997, when the Government announced, as part of its greenhouse target, that the study would be put out by Christmas 1997. Again, nothing was heard of this study until the 1998-99 budget papers mentioned that the study would come out at the same time as the ACT greenhouse strategy, which was eventually released last September. Unfortunately, the study again did not appear and the greenhouse strategy said it would come out in the latter part of 1998. We are well into the latter part of 1998, so where is this study and why have there been all these false announcements about its completion?

MR SMYTH: Mr Speaker, I thank the member for her question. Yes, it is true that the study has not been released yet. Work is still being done on the study, and when it is completed and available I will release it.

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