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that to collect and assemble the information sought solely for the purpose of answering the question would be a major task, requiring a considerable diversion of resources. In this instance, I do not believe that it would be appropriate to divert resources from the provision of direct services to clients, for the purposes of answering the Member’s question.

Public service—consulting services
(Question No 1986)

Mrs Burke asked the Minister for Housing, upon notice, on 1 April 2008:

(1) How much was spent on consulting services for your department/agency in the 2007-08 financial year to date;

(2) Can the Minister provide details of the individual contracts as outlined in part (1) as to (a) who were they awarded to, (b) at what cost, (c) for what purpose and (d) how were they awarded, for example, by tender or with certificate of exemption.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

I am not prepared to authorise the use of the very considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member’s question.

Information regarding Housing ACT use of consultants is publicly available in its annual reports, with the total amount paid to contractors and consultants shown in the notes to the financial statements. There is also a table listing all significant contractors and consultants by name.

All new Government contracts executed after 1 October 2007 with a value of $20,000 and over, and prior to that date with a value of $50,000 or greater are published on the public register and included on the ACT Government website at:

Insurance—third party
(Question No 1997)

Dr Foskey asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 1 April 2008:

(1) Why are disclosure statements for compulsory third party insurance policies not issued with vehicle registration;

(2) What accident situations are not covered by ACT compulsory third party insurance;

(3) Does the ACT Government keep statistics on compulsory third party insurance claims and payouts for accidents in which there are injuries; if so, how many people have been injured in car accidents in the last year who have not been entitled to claim under third party insurance;

(4) Is the ACT Government planning to amend compulsory third party insurance legislation to allow any injured parties to claim in situations where the driver may

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