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Thursday, 2 December 1971
Page: 4108


Mr Enderby asked the Minister representing the Attorney-General, upon notice:

(1)   How many subject matters are there which are the subject of legislation by the Commonwealth Parliament and are the responsibility of the Commonwealth Parliament other than those which can be exercised under section 122 of the Commonwealth Constitution.

(2)   How many subject matters are there which, are the subject of legislation in the Australian Capital Terrilory, other than those referred to in part (I) of the question.

(3)   Can he say how many subject, matters there are, other than those referred to in part (1) of the question, which can be made the subject of legislation in the Australian Capital Territory and which are the subject of legislation at State or municipal level in the Stale of New South Wales.


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The AttorneyGeneral has supplied the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The information sought by this question is not peculiarly in the possession of the Government.It would take considerable time for my Department to undertake the work necessary to provide the information andthe employment of the Department's resources for this purpose would be at the expense of its other commitments.I do not think I would he justified in asking my Department to do this.







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