Thursday, 16 August 2007
Questions to the Speaker
Parliament House: Child Care
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?
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.