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Notice given 8 April 2002

222  Senator Faulkner: To ask the Special Minister of State—With reference to travel undertaken to Melbourne between 1 October 2001 and 18 November 2001, by all staff employed under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 , in each instance can the following details be provided:

(1) The name of each staff member, and the name of the member or senator for whom that staff member worked.

(2) The dates for which travel allowance (TA) was claimed, including whether the claim was for consecutive nights.

(3) The rate of TA paid and the total amount of TA paid to each staff member relating to that period.

(4) The dates of airline flights taken to and from Melbourne by that staff member during that period.

(5) Whether the staff member claimed for commercial or non-commercial accommodation, and the name of hotels stayed at by the staff member (if known).

(6) The cost of any Cabcharge and/or other hire car charges, including Comcar.

(7) The name and position of the person who certified the TA claim form and/or acquittal submitted to the Department of Finance and Administration.