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Friday, 29 April 1932

Mr FENTON (MARIBYRNONG, VICTORIA) (Postmaster-General) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   The contract price quoted covers apparatus and also the services of the contractors' supervising engineer.

2.   The sum due at the date of opening was 95 per cent. of the contract price, i.e., £ 16,972. The balance is due in three months after the handing over of the station.

3.   Nil.

4.   The total sum incurred, including administration, prior to date of opening, is £1,991. After that date the only payments will be for salaries and wages to the department's station staff.

5.   £652.

6. (a) £3,053, (b) £399, (c) £457.

7.   The Commonwealth of Australia, Adelaide Electric Supply Company Limited, South Australian Railways Commissioner, AttorneyGeneral for South Australia, and the District Council of Crystal Brook.

8.   The word "originally" was unnecessary. Only one contract was placed.

9.   The question at issue concerns the right of the contractors to supply power in the area affected.

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