House debates

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Statements on Indulgence


5:13 pm

Photo of Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne (Sturt, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, on a brief matter of indulgence I seek 30 seconds of your time. I think when I explain you will understand. In question time today the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing indicated that new money in year 5 out of the government's mental health package was just $50 million. In fact, the new money in year 5 in the mental health package is $490.9 million. The figure is entirely incorrect. This is probably out of inexperience, Mr Speaker. I would ask you to ask him to come into the House and correct the record.

Photo of Harry JenkinsHarry Jenkins (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The member for Sturt will resume his seat.