The Hon. R. S. L. JONES: I ask the Attorney General, Minister for Justice and Vice President of the Executive Council, representing the Premier and Minister for Economic Development: is it the Government's intention to disregard the parliamentary resolution passed in December 1993 that the Government "refrain from granting approval to or entering into any contractual arrangements for the siting and operation of a heliport at Pyrmont wharf 8 until the Sydney Heliport Bill 1993 has been fully debated and voted on by both Houses of the New South Wales Parliament"?
The Hon. J. P. HANNAFORD: I thank the honourable member for his interesting question, which does not seem to attract the interest of the Opposition. Shadow ministers have not been present for a large part of question time, though the Deputy Leader of the Opposition is now in the Chamber. The Labor Party initiated legislation for the heliport, the subject of that resolution, but it was effectively rejected by this House.
The Hon. R. S. L. Jones: It was not rejected. It was delayed.
The Hon. J. P. HANNAFORD: It was effectively rejected. The honourable member does not understand that under the procedures of this House the resolution effectively rejected that legislation. That legislation is therefore dead as far as this Parliament is concerned. The Government will continue to do as it normally does and that is govern in the interests of all people in this State.