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Wednesday, 18 February 1987
Page: 304

(Question No. 1052)

Mr Cobb asked the Minister representing the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, upon notice, on 10 May 1985:

(1) In the Electoral Division of Parkes up to 10 May 1985 how many pensioners who had their pensions cancelled had assets of total value in the following ranges (a) if single and a homeowner (i) $116,000 to $150,000, (ii) $150,000 to $200,000 and (iii) $200,000 to $250,000, (b) if single but not a homeowner (i) $177,000 to $200,000 and (ii) $200,000 to $250,000, (c) if married and a homeowner (i) $177,000 to $200,000 and (ii) $200,000 to $250,000, (d) if married but not a homeowner $227,000 to $250,000 and (e) for all categories (i) value of assets unknown to the Minister's Department, (ii) $250,000 to $500,000, (iii) $500,000 to $1,000,000 and (iv) greater than $1,000,000.

(2) How many pensioners in each of the categories and in each of the assets test value ranges were farmers.

Mr Holding —The Minister for Veterans' Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) and (2). The information sought is not available. An enormous amount of effort would be needed to extract information in the form sought and the Minister is not prepared to authorise the provision of resources for this purpose.