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Thursday, 17 March 1932

Mr ARCHDALE PARKHILL (WARRINGAH, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Home Affairs) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow: -

1.   In its report of 18th June. 1923, the Public Works Committee estimated the cost of erection of the present provisional Parliament House, in accordance with the revised plan it had submitted, at £220,000.

2.   The actual cost of Parliament House, including grounds, but not including interest or furniture and equipment, was £620,752. This figure covers the cost of additional services and provisions, which were asked for or which it was found necessary to provide during the exacution of the work. 3.£ 18,731, exclusive of grounds and furnishings.

4.   173,066 cubic feet.

5.   £54,200, including renovations, alterations and additions to main building, offices, residences, and buildings in grounds.

6.   The total cost of all the works carried out was £74,971.

7.   No. The railway was utilized for many purposes other than the constructionof Parliament House, such as conveyance of coal to the brickworks, bricks to Kingston, material to Westridge, bricks and material to Civic Centre, &c. A proper charge was made to every work in respect of the transport afforded by the railway of material or plant for that work.

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