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Question Without Notice No. 1268 asked in the Legislative Council on 29 October 2019 by Hon Colin Tincknell

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

METHAMPHETAMINE — SENTENCING

1268. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

(1) In the last five years, how many charges have been laid under section 101 of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 as a consequence of a child being present at an address at which methamphetamine is being produced or used?

(2) How many convictions have resulted from these charges?

(3) What is the average sentence handed down for these convictions?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Police. The Western Australia Police Force advises the following.

(1) The reason or circumstance for which a person has been charged with an offence under section 101 of the Children and Community Services Act 2004 is unable to be determined due to the reporting capabilities of the Western Australia Police Force prosecutions system.

(2)–(3) Requests for court outcomes–related data or statistics should be directed to the Attorney General because the Department of Justice is the agency responsible for the capture and maintenance of this information.