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Friday, 19 February 1932

Mr JAMES (HUNTER, NEW SOUTH WALES) -Will the PostmasterGeneral investigate the possibility that the revenue of the telephone branch would be increased if the department did not insist upon applicants for new services contributing towards the cost of erecting the poles? Is the Minister aware that at many postal depots large numbers of telegraph poles which could be used to carry telephone lines are being eaten by white ants?

Mr FENTON - I shall investigate the honorable member's statement.

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