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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 10 Hansard (25 September) . . Page.. 3697 ..

MR QUINLAN (continuing):

Most members would know that governments might not necessarily appropriate all their budgetary allocations in the first Appropriation Bill. However, they would also be aware that some of the money in this Appropriation Bill was already budgeted for. The money in an Appropriation Bill is allocated as and when necessary. I do not believe that members should have any difficulty accepting that fact. God help us if members in this place wanted to be so inflexible. We should be flexible enough to be able to accommodate any views that are put forward. As I said earlier, I thank members for their support for the bill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Leave granted to dispense with the detail stage.

Bill agreed to.

Estimates 2003-2004 (No 2)-Select Committee

Report-government response

Debate resumed.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Sitting suspended from 12.13 to 2.30 pm.

Ministerial arrangements

MR STANHOPE (Chief Minister, Attorney-General, Minister for Environment and Minister for Community Affairs): Mr Speaker, as members may be aware, Mr Wood is absent from the Assembly today. If members have questions for Mr Wood in relation to his portfolio responsibilities, I will take them.

Questions without notice

Hospital waiting lists-tabling of data

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Minister for Health, Mr Corbell. Minister, on 27 August 2003 this Assembly called on you to table information bulletins, patient activity data and waiting list figures for the previous month as soon as practicable after their preparation, and to make the information available to members. Have you implemented this motion?

MR CORBELL: Yes, I have, Mr Speaker. About two to three weeks ago, I instructed my department to implement the requirements as outlined in that motion.

MR SMYTH: Minister, when will members receive their first set of patient activity data and information bulletins?

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