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Friday, 23 October 1931

Mr WHITE (BALACLAVA, VICTORIA) - In a letter published in the Canberra Times this morning a correspondent states that he is interested to learn that the Minister for Home Affairs claims that thecost of thebus shelter sheds recently erected, is £20 below the departmental estimate. The writer asks if the Minister will give builders an opportunity to tender against the department for future works. Having regard to the financial stringency, I ask the Minister whether he will consider the desirability of allowing private contractors to tender for works in the Federal Capital Territory?

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