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Thursday, 5 December 1974
Page: 4795

Mr Street asked the Minister for the Capital Territory, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many hostels are there in the A.C.T.

(   2 ) What is the size of each hostel.

(3)   How many of the residents are unmarried.

(4)   What is the age structure of the residents.

(   5 ) What is the average length of stay at hostels.

(6)   What percentage of single people in the A.C.T. live in Commonwealth hostels.

(7)   What percentage of single people in the A.C.T. are public servants.

(8)   What accommodation provisions are made for single people other than public servants in the A.C.T.

Mr Bryant - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Commonealth Hostels operates eight guest houses on behalf of the Australian Government in the A.C.T. Details of other hostels and guest houses in the A.C.T. run by organisations or private individuals are not recorded.

(2)   The size of each guest house operated by Commonwealth Hostels Limited is:


(3)   Not known.

(4)   Not known.

(5)   In Commonwealth Hostels approximately nine months.

(6)   Not known.

(7)   Not known.

(8)   Accommodation for single people other than public servants is made available in various forms, e.g. student halls of residence at the Australian National University and the Canberra College of Advanced Education, Government bachelor flats, and the Ainslie Guest House.

There are various types of hostels and guest houses which are administered by other organisations or private bodies some of which restrict accommodation to their own employees.

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