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Thursday, 30 April 1987
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(Question No. 5270)

Mr Hodges asked the Minister representing the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 2 April 1987:

(1) How many officers of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) were involved in the investigatory work on the raids on premises throughout Queensland and the court case involving Optical Prescriptions Spectacle Makers Industries Ltd (OPSM) in early March 1987.

(2) Over what period did the investigation extend.

(3) What was the actual or estimated cost to the AFP.

Mr Young —The Special Minister of State has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1) The number of AFP members involved were as follows-Examination and case preparation 2, Interviews and execution of search warrants 21, Court attendance and brief preparation 2.

(2) The AFP investigation extended from 1 January 1987 to 13 March 1987.

(3) The estimated cost to the AFP was $31,719.