Page 2459 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 17 June 2009
MR COE: Minister, if there is a policy at departmental level that is applicable to all schools, does that mean that the countering bullying, harassment and violence policy as it has been drafted would be a better policy, in which case does the policy need to be changed for all the other schools?
MR BARR: No, the policy does not need to be changed for all other schools.
Planning—proposed hospital car park
MR HANSON: My question is to the Minister for Planning and relates to the call in of the proposed hospital car park.
Ms Gallagher: Are you for the car park, Jeremy?
Mr Stanhope: Why do you oppose this hospital? Why do you oppose the women’s and children’s hospital?
MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Hanson has the floor. Let’s hear his question first.
Mr Stanhope: We would like to know why you oppose the women’s and children’s hospital.
MR SPEAKER: Order, Mr Stanhope! Mr Hanson, you have the floor.
MR HANSON: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I am just waiting for the government to be quiet.
Mr Stanhope: Hypocrite!
MR HANSON: Minister, would you, for the benefit of the Assembly and the community, provide an explanation as to which parts of the letter to the editor are politically motivated and which parts of the letter are frivolous?
Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, before you call the minister, could I ask you to ask the Chief Minister to withdraw the word “hypocrite” that he shouted—he did not shout but—
Mr Stanhope: I have to say it is a bit rich. Mr Hanson readily accepted that the hat fits and did not object. But, if he feels the need to be protected, I withdraw.
MR SPEAKER: Thank you. Mr Barr, you have the floor.
MR SPEAKER: Order, members!
MR BARR: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I can advise Mr Hanson that I will make a statement to the Assembly, in accordance with the Planning and Development Act,