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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 7 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2042 ..

MR BERRY: I just ask him: how much does it own today? I think you might be confusing Assembly proceedings with what the discussion was before the Estimates Committee.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Berry, the second part of your question is out of order. It is asking for an expression of opinion.

MR BERRY: Okay. How much do we own today?

MR HUMPHRIES: I repeat, for Mr Berry's benefit, what he already knows, which is that Totalcare's ownership of the Williamsdale quarry is 50 per cent. I have indicated very clearly I see no reason why that would change at any stage in the future.

MR BERRY: Does the minister agree-

Mr Hird: He is having two goes.

MR BERRY: No, this is my supplementary question. Does the minister agree that he has authorised Totalcare to sell a further part to a joint venturer of the 50 per cent ownership that we have at this point and that discussions are going on with CSR as we speak along the lines suggested in the letter of authority which was given to Totalcare by Mr Humphries? I will table that if you like.

MR HUMPHRIES: Well, you should. No, Mr Speaker, I have not given any authority. There is no authority from me to authorise any discussions by Totalcare about ownership. Mr Berry produced this document. It is my understanding that it does not exist.

Mr Berry: Can I just-

Mr Moore: No, you can't table it.

Mr Berry: I will come to it in a moment.

MR HUMPHRIES: You said you were going to table it.

Mr Berry: I will shortly.

MR HUMPHRIES: Table it now.

Mr Berry: I am happy to table it now

MR SPEAKER: Is leave granted?

Mr Moore: We will give you leave to table it now.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Is leave granted for Mr Berry to table the letter?

Mr Berry: No, I will do it later because I want to make a personal explanation.

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