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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 507 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 June 2022 by Hon Dr Brad Pettitt

Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 14 June 2022


507. Hon Dr BRAD PETTITT to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the WA Police Force bicycle fleet and question without notice 455 asked on Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

Hon Alannah MacTiernan: Member, this question has been redirected to me, representing the Minister for Tourism.

Hon Dr BRAD PETTITT: There are two similar questions.

Hon Alannah MacTiernan: Okay.

Hon Dr BRAD PETTITT: This is question C548, if that helps. I will start again.

I refer to the WA Police Force bicycle fleet and question without notice 455, asked on Wednesday, 18 May 2022.

(1) Is the minister aware that nearly all bicycles used by WA police exceed a width of 660 millimetres, which is in breach of regulations 404 and 406 of the Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014?

(2) Has the WA police bicycle fleet been declared exempt from these regulations; and, if yes, on what date was this exemption declared?

Hon KYLE McGINN replied:

I thank the member for some notice of the question, which I answer on behalf of the Minister for Emergency Services. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.

The WA Police Force advises that a response to this question cannot be provided within the time frame. The honourable member may wish to place the question on notice.

Point of Order

Hon Dr BRAD PETTITT: That question was given —

A government member: That's not a point of order.

Hon Dr BRAD PETTITT: Could I get some clarity on this? It was a very discrete question.

The PRESIDENT: Order, member. Unfortunately, you have received an answer. You may not like the answer, but it is still the answer.