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Wednesday, 4 May 1932

Mr.FRANCES. - On the 29th April, the honorable member for Hunter (Mr. James) asked the following questions, uponnotice: -

Will the Minister supply the following information : -

1.   The total amount expended in the purchase of land and the erection thereon of war service homes?

2.   The total number of homes erectedand purchased?

3.   The total amount of repayments received up to the 31st December last?

4.   The total amount expended from loan money for war service homes purposes?

5.   The total amount expended from soldiers' repayments and Consolidated Revenue for war service homes purposes ?

6.   The total amount of money upon which the Commonwealth Government is committed to pay interest for war service homes ?

7.   The total amount on which the soldier purchaser is called upon to pay interest?

I now desire to advise him as follows: -

1.   £28,722,590, including all capital expenditure in connexion with war service homes.

2.   36,810.

3.   £7,665,056.

4.   £20,359,931.

5. (a) For capital purposes, £8,362,659; (b) for administrative purposes, £1,318,557 (wholly from revenue).

6.   £14,386,980. Prior to the 1st July,1928, interest amounting to approximately £5,038,730 received by War Service Homes Commission was retained and utilized for capital ex pen diture.

7.   £17,160,394.

The above information is computed to the 31st December, 1931.

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