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Thursday, 17 March 1932


Mr RILEY (COOK, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

Will he state the position of the Commonwealth and State Governments in regard to the following: -

(1)   Total amounts written off as lost on account of advances to land settlers between the years 1920-1930, in the case of ( a ) civilians, and ( b ) ex-soldiers ?

(2)   Payments of interest and principal in arrears on above at 30th June, 1930?

(3)   Any estimate of outstanding advances which must be regarded as bad or doubtful debts?

(4)   Total losses from 1920 to 1930 on various land settlement schemes, such as irrigation, group settlements, &c. ?

(5)   Total expenditure on irrigation schemes, group settlements. &c., forthe period 1920 to 1930?

(6)   Total expenditure on rural developmental railways, roads and other rural developmental work from 1920 to 1930?

(7)   Losses on developmental railways from 1920 to 1930?







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