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Tuesday, 7 September 1920

Mr POYNTON - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow: -

1.   The Commonwealth Government agreed, at the recent Premiers' Conference, to advance an additional sum of approximately £3,500,000 over and above that which it previously agreed to advance in respect of the settlement of New South Wales quota of 8,405 men, making a total advance of £12,254,191. It further agreed to advance up to £1,000 for every additional Soldier settled.

2.   No.

3.   The New South Wales Government holds a genera] advance of £1,000,000 for land settlement purposes, and prompt reimbursements are made for all moneys expended in accordance with the agreement. No claims for reimbursement are outstanding.

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