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Thursday, 26 August 1920


Mr HUGHES (BENDIGO, VICTORIA) (Prime Minister) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   No. The. honorable member is probably referring to a statement made by me during the course of the debate on the Anglo-Persian Oil Bill, when I indicated that I was prepared to favorably consider the question of increasing the reward from £10,000 to £50,000.

2.   At the Premiers' Conference in May last, when inviting the co-operation of the States in regard to prospecting for oil, I intimated that the Commonwealth was prepared to discuss the matter on a £1 for £1 basis, but no decision was arrived at on the matter.

3.   See reply to No. 2.







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