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Thursday, 24 November 1927

Mr E RILEY (SOUTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Home an Territories, upon notice -

1.   What has been the cost to the Commonwealth up to the end of August of " The Social Service Organization " controlled by the Federal Capital Commission?

2.   What has been the cost to the taxpayers of social functions given to welcome civil servants at Canberra,?

3.   How much was spent in intoxicating liquor for these and other functions by the Social Service Officer acting for the Commission ?

4.   What has been the cost to date of their monthly journal, The Community News

5.   What has been the loss on that periodical?

6.   Is it a fact that without calling for tenders for the blocks used to illustrate the development of Canberra, arrangements have been made for them to be handed over to private individuals to carry on the journal?

7.   If not, what are the exact terms of the agreement or contract entered into, and the names of the persons directly concerned?

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