Law and Order

POLICE — BODY SCANNERS

1244. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the use of body scanners to reduce the need for intrusive strip searches.

(1)  How many body scanners are currently used by the Western Australia Police Force?

(2)  Where are the scanners located?

(3)  Are all individuals detained at metropolitan police lock-ups subject to a body scan?

(4)  If no to (3), why not?

CRIMINAL LAW (MENTALLY IMPAIRED ACCUSED) ACT — REFORM

1178. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

I refer to the government’s welcome commitment to reform the Criminal Law (Mentally Impaired Accused) Act. Will a bill amending the act be introduced into Parliament this year?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

The government is progressing work on a bill to repeal and replace the —

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