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Thursday, 30 April 1987
Page: 2404

(Question No. 5225)

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce, upon notice, on 23 March 1987:

What accountability provisions are there for the operation and payment of the Government's ship repair bounty.

Mr Barry Jones —The Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

The accountability provisions of the Bounty (Ship Repair) Act 1986 are contained in section 32 of the Act.

That section requires the Comptroller-General of Customs, as soon as possible after the end of each financial year, to give to the Minister a return setting forth-

(a) the name and address of each person to whom bounty was paid in that financial year;

(b) the amount of bounty paid to each person in that financial year; and

(c) such other particulars (if any) as are prescribed.

The Minister must cause a copy of the return to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days after the return is received by the Minister.

At present there are no further particulars prescribed vide paragraph (c) above.