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Friday, 18 November 1938

Mr McEWEN (INDI, VICTORIA) (Minister for the Interior) - There has been some delay during recent months, due to several causes. In the first place there was a suggestion by the architects that there should be a modification of the design. A meeting of the War Memorial Committee was held some time ago at which I presided, and it was agreed that certain modifications should be made. The architects subsequently suggested further modifications, but they were not accepted. Delay was also occasioned by the nondelivery, or late delivery, of stone from the quarries for the facing of the building. I understand that these matters have now been cleared up, and we may expect the work to be proceeded with expeditiously. Speaking on the Works Estimates recently, the honorable member for Moreton (Mr. Francis) questioned the amount of money on the Estimates for the completion of the War Memorial. In addition to the amount appearing on the Estimates there is a substantial sum held in trust, sufficient to cover the cost of the work for this year.

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