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Tuesday, 25 November 1986
Page: 3715

(Question No. 4565)


Mr Donald Cameron asked the Treasurer, upon notice, on 18 September 1986:

Further to question No. 3340 placed on the Notice Paper on 13 March 1986, (a) have more than 6 months passed since the question was first placed on the Notice Paper, (b) have 19 Ministers already replied to a similar question, (c) when can I expect an answer to the question and (d) what does this delay say about the efficiency of the internal reporting system in his department.


Mr Keating —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) Yes.

(b) Yes.

(c) I refer the honourable member to my reply to question No. 3340 which appeared in Hansard on 16 September 1986 at pages 667-668.

(d) It takes a good deal of time to co-ordinate replies from a number of agencies to such questions.