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Friday, 3 September 1920

Mr RILEY (for Mr. J. H. Catts) asked the Minister for the Navy, upon notice -

1.   Is it the intention of the Government to import forging for Commonwealth shipbuilding at Cockatoo Dock?

2.   Is the Broken Hill Proprietary Company able to supply steel of the requisite size and qualityfor such forgings?

3.   Has a 5-ton hammer been recently erected at Cockatoo Island?

4.   Is there a 7-ton hammer at Mort's Dock, Sydney?

5.   Are competent forgers available in Australia capable of doing any forgings for any ships it is proposed to build at Cockatoo Island?

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