RAIL SERVICE MAINTENANCE STAFF CUTS
The Hon. Dr A. CHESTERFIELD-EVANS:
My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for Transport. Was there a fire on any train in New South Wales on or about 9 October? If so, can the Minister give the circumstances of the fire? Have reductions in maintenance staff rendered such fires more likely?
The Hon. E. M. OBEID:
I thank the Hon. Dr A. Chesterfield-Evans for his important question. I am not aware of the details of other Ministers’ portfolios. I am not aware of the details to which the Hon. Dr A. Chesterfield-Evans refers, but I will seek to obtain an answer from the Minister for Transport to this important question.