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Monday, 3 June 2013
Page: 5025

Tourism

(Question No. 1453)


Mr Baldwin asked the Minister for Tourism, in writing, on 20 March 2013:

In respect of his department's commitment to deliver the provision of accurate, timely and effective policy advice to the Minister and Government on tourism related issues, (a) what number of speeches has his department drafted for (i) his use, and (ii) the use of other Government Members of Parliament or staff, (b) which Government Members of Parliament have had his department draft speeches for them, (c) what number of media releases has his department drafted for (i) his use, and (ii) the use of other Government Members of Parliament or staff, which Government Members of Parliament have had his department draft media releases for them, and (d) what total number of briefing notes were sent to his office from the Tourism Division in (i) 2008-09, (ii) 2009-10, (iii) 2010-11, (iv) 2011-12, and (v) 2012-13 (to date).


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

(a) (i), (ii) & b) For the 2012-13 financial year to date the department has drafted 49 Speeches. The Department does not record who delivers each speech but is aware that some of these are delivered by other members of Parliament representing the Minister

(c) (i) & (ii) For the 2012-13 financial year to date the department has drafted 145 Media Releases. The Department does not record who the media release is for but is aware that some of these are provided to other members of Parliament for distribution.

(d) (i) 444 (ii) 528 (iii) 523 (iv) 564 (v) 446