House debates

Thursday, 16 August 2007

Questions to the Speaker

Parliament House: Child Care

3:21 pm

Photo of Roger PriceRoger Price (Chifley, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, I have a question to you. Can you please advise whether or not a timetable has been developed to transform the staff bar into a childcare facility? Will you advise honourable members of the timetable? Mr Speaker, are you able to assure honourable members—and I would go so far as to say ‘guarantee’—that this, the 41st Parliament, is the last parliament where there will be no childcare facilities?

Photo of David HawkerDavid Hawker (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

I thank the Chief Opposition Whip. As I think he would be well aware, being a member of the House committee, the Department of Parliamentary Services has been seeking expressions of interest for operators for a childcare facility. I will make further inquiries and report back to him on the progress.