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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 6 Hansard (13 June) . . Page.. 1625 ..


Mr Smyth , on behalf of Mr Humphries, presented the following papers:

Financial Management Act-

Pursuant to section 15, instrument directing a reallocation of funds and a statement of reasons for the reallocation, dated 4 June 2001.

Pursuant to section 17, instrument varying appropriation related to Commonwealth funding and a statement of reasons, dated 4 June 2001.

Mr Humphries presented the following paper:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 26-Consolidated Financial Management Report for the month and financial year to date ending 30 April 2001.

Planning and Urban Services-Standing Committee

Report No 68-government response

MR SMYTH (Minister for Urban Services, Minister for Business, Tourism and the Arts and Minister for Police and Emergency Services) (3.40): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Planning and Urban Services-Standing Committee-Report No 68-The 2001-02 draft budget initiatives and the 2001-02 draft capital works program for the Department of Urban Services (presented 29 March 2001)-Government response.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the paper.

I seek leave to incorporate my tabling statement in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The speech read as follows:

Mr Speaker, I present for the information of Members the Government's Response to the 2002-02 Draft Budget Initiatives and the 2001-02 Draft Capital Works Program for the Department of Urban Services.

Mr Speaker in January and February 2001 the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Services conducted public hearings on the Draft 2001-02 Budget.

I welcome the examination of the Draft 2001-02 Budget as it provided an opportunity to examine current issues facing the department.

In March the Committee issued Report No 68 which contained 7 recommendations.

Mr Speaker, I appreciate the efforts of the Committee members in providing the report which will assist Government in improving the quality of budget information being provided.

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