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Question Without Notice No. 418 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 May 2020 by Hon Alison Xamon

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

Answered on 13 May 2020

CORONAVIRUS — WARRANTS OF COMMITMENT — FINE DEFAULTERS

418. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the answer to my question without notice 393 asked on 12 May 2020 regarding warrants of commitment for fine defaulters.

(1) How many individuals have been arrested by WA police on warrants of commitment for fine default during the COVID-19 emergency period?

(2) Has the minister or the Commissioner of Police taken any action to ensure people are not imprisoned for fine default during this period?

(3) If no to (2), why not?

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.

Western Australia Police Force advise it is not possible to provide a response to this question within the required time. The honourable member may wish to put the question on notice.