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Friday, 29 April 1932


Mr R GREEN (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   With reference to the Crystal Brook Broadcasting Station, was the price of £17,865, quoted as the contract price, for the apparatus only; if not, what else did that figure include?

2.   What is the total sum paid (or to be paid) to Standard Telephones and Cablesin connexion with the supply, erection and testing of this station up to the date of handing over to the Government!

3.   What is the total sum paid (or to be paid) to Standard Telephones and Cablesin respect of any further work to be done to complete the contract subsequent to the handing over ?

4.   What was (or will be) the total amount paid to Commonwealth servants employed in connexion with the supply, erection and testing prior to and subsequent to the date of handing over?

5.   What was (or will be) the total cost to his department for material other than that purchased under the main contract in connexion with the supply, erection and testing prior to and subsequent to the date of handing over?

6.   What was the total amount incurred (or to be incurred) by the Public Works Department in respect of (a) the buildings used for the Crystal Brook Station, (b) the foundations, and (c) such other works as were carried out by that department?

7.   Who are the parties in the matter said to be sub judice in respect of a local franchise claim relating to the electricity supply for the Crystal Brook Station?

8.   What does the Postmaster-General mean, exactly, in saying that the contract for the power supply was let " originally " to the Adelaide Electric Supply Limited?

9.   Without going into the legal points of a matter said to be sub judice, will the PostmasterGeneral explain the nature of the question at issue?







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