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Friday, 19 May 1939

Mr STREET - As I said last night, the location of these annexes was decided upon after consultation between the advisory panel and the Government. Consideration was given to the claims of Western Australia, but it was found that there are not the necessary facilities in the existing establishments in that State.

Mr GREEN - Not even in the railway workshops ?

Mr STREET - When the railway workshops at Midland Junction were last asked to tender for a particular piece of military work, their tender was 130 per cent, higher than the highest of the other tenders submitted. It was considered impossible to give it a contract in such circumstances.

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