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Wednesday, 24 August 1983
Page: 250

Question No. 226


Mr Reeves asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 25 May 1983:

What are the total amounts of all expenditures and/or capital works programs undertaken by the Minister's Department in or related to the Northern Territory for each year from 1978-79 to 1982-83 which were not covered by general or specific grants to the Northern Territory.


Dr Blewett —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The total amounts of expenditure and/or capital works programs undertaken by the Department of Health in or related to the Northern Territory for each year from 1978-79 to 1982-83 which were not covered by general or specific grants to the Northern Territory were:

(a) Expenditures incurred by the then Northern Territory Division of the Department from 1 July 1978 to 31 December 1978, i.e. prior to the transfer of the Division to the Government of the Northern Territory on its attaining self- government on 1 January 1979:

(i) Northern Territory Hospitals-$14,384,641

(ii) Northern Territory Health Services- $7,079,234

(iii) Northern Territory Plant and Equipment- $205,131

(b) Expenditure associated with the office of the Commonwealth Department of Health, located in Darwin:

ACTUAL EXPENDITURE

78-79 79-80 80-81 81 82 82-83

$ $ $ $ $ General administrative expenses 531,707 669,745 686,740 763,314 982, 806 Plant and equipment 6,436 1,423 4,527 636 7,672