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Mr Barr: Madam Speaker, I ask that all further questions be placed on the notice paper.
Answers to questions on notice
Questions Nos 604 and 619
MRS DUNNE: Under standing order 118A, I ask for an explanation from the Minister for Mental Health in relation to the lateness of question on notice No 604, relating to custodial care, and No 619, relating to Brian Hennessy House, which were overdue from 15 October. I have not received the questions. I have checked with the Clerk’s office and they have not received the questions as of 1.19 today, and I have received no communication from the minister or his office to give an explanation as to why the questions are late, so in accordance with standing order 118A(a) I seek an explanation from the minister.
MR RATTENBURY: I will need to seek some advice. I had understood that I had all of Mrs Dunne’s questions on notice back to her, and I apologise that I have not. I will follow up those two specific questions and provide an answer as soon as I can.
Motion (by Mrs Dunne) agreed to:
Under standing order 118A(b), that the Assembly take note of the explanation.
Question No 442
MR COE: Also under standing order 118A, I believe that question No 442, to the Minister for Transport and City Services, is also outstanding.
MS FITZHARRIS: I do apologise for a number outstanding in my Transport and City Services portfolio. I understand that my office did contact Mr Coe’s office, Ms Lawder’s office and Ms Le Couteur’s office to apologise and say that I have put an “urgent” on these with the directorate.
Question No 667
MS LAWDER: Under standing order 118A, I ask the Chief Minister for an explanation in relation to my question No 667, relating to a copy of the cost-benefit analysis of the city to lake project.
MR BARR: That question expired just last week whilst I was overseas. I signed off all of the remaining questions to all members in my portfolio immediately upon my return. I think the three that are in the papers have all now been provided to members. That was the case by lunchtime today.
Madam Speaker presented the following papers: