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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 2 Hansard (6 March) . . Page.. 697 ..

5. All administrative costs for the Inquiry, including costs incurred by the department in the deployment of staff to Ms Connors - $2,801. The department provided secretariat support to the Inquiry. A number of departmental staff provided assistance to Ms Connors from time to time. There are no specific records of the hours spent by departmental officers in undertaking these tasks.

6. The expense of printing and publishing the report - $12,563.

7. The cost of consultants contracted by Ms Connors for the report - $183,010.

8. The cost of obtaining data and information for the report. Consultants undertook research and provided data for the report. The cost of this item is included in (7) above. Department data and information was provided as requested - refer (5) above.

9. All other expenses incurred for the completion of the report (including reference material and advertising) - $3,487.

10. The cost of the Inquiry into ACT Education Funding was $276,000 (excluding GST).

Fire prevention programs in schools

(Question No 385)

Mr Pratt: Asked the Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, upon notice, on 19 February 2003:

Could you provide detailed information on the history of fire prevention programs in schools for the last 10 years, specifically:

(a) What is the history of fire prevention programs in schools;

(b) Has the department commissioned the design of any fire prevention programs;

(c) How many schools received the current program in 2002;

(d) What is the nature/duration of fire prevention training;

(e) Who presents the training;

(f) Is the training compulsory;

(g) What year groups/ages levels is the training directed at;

(h) Does it entail safety procedure awareness;

(i) Does any element of it encompass arson;

(j) Does the program teach students about the environmental behaviour of fires.

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