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Tuesday, 2 December 2003
Page: 23539


Mr Martin Ferguson asked the Minister representing the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 5 November 2003:

Further to answers to question Nos 2303 and 2329, in respect of the survey of costs incurred by a sample of Members that was carried out by the Department of Finance and Administration, when was this survey carried out and which Members were surveyed.


Mr Abbott (Minister for Health and Ageing) —The Special Minister of State has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

A survey of costs incurred by a sample of Members was carried out in March 2003.

The Members concerned were drawn from all States and Territories, except the ACT, and were Coalition - 25; Labor - 19; Independent - 1.