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Wednesday, 16 November 1938


Mr Makin n asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is it proposed to curtail in any way the new works programme for postal services in South Australia?

2.   What action, if any, has already been taken to stop new works from being further proceeded with?

3.   What are the works so affected?

4.   Will such action, if taken, contribute to the unemployment of a considerable number of men at present employed in the PostmasterGeneral's Department?

5.   Will he reconsider any instruction pre viously given to curtail or stop the new works' programme of the department?


Mr Archie Cameron - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   No arrangements have been made to cur tail the telephone and telegraph works included in the approved programme, but it may be necessary to delay the authorization of certain building proposals -which had been contemplated.

2.   No such action as that mentioned has been taken. 3, 4 and 5. See reply to question No. 2.

Air. Archie Cameron. - On the 8th November, the honorable -member for Gwydir (Mr. Scully) made certain inquiries as to the curtailment of the works programme of the Postal Department and I undertook to investigate the position.

I am now able to inform the honorable member that no arrangements have been made to curtail the telephone and telegraph works included in the approved programme, but it may be necessary to delay the authorization of certain building proposals which had been contemplated.

Post Office at Earlwood.


Mr Mulcahy y .asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that there te included in the Works Estimates for 1038-311, provision for the construction of a new post office at Earlwood," New South Wales?

2.   If so, when will this work bc commenced?


Mr Archie Cameron - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows :-

1.   Provision was made in the Works Estimates for 1938-39, to commence the construction of a new post office at Earlwood.

2.   Owing to the exceptional financial obligations with which the Government is confronted, it is difficult at this stage to say when tho work in question will be commenced.







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