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Wednesday, 24 May 1939


Mr Watkins (NEWCASTLE, NEW SOUTH WALES) s asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

What are the names and addresses of all individuals and companies who have made application to the Commonwealth Government for compensation following the embargo on the export of iron ore?


Mr Menzies - The names and addresses of individuals and companies who have made application to the Commonwealth Government for compensation following upon the prohibition of the exportation of iron ore from Australia are : -

Mr. A.G. Lyon, care of Alan F. and A. Gatley Lyon, P.O. Box 234, Newcastle.

Cossack Lightering and Traders Limited, care of Messrs. Jackson, Leake, Stawell and Company, Atlas Building, Esplanade, Perth.

Mr. B.G. Nicholl, 551 Flinders lane, Melbourne.

Tasmanian Iron Ore Limited, P. and C. Buildings, 221-225 Elizabethstreet, Sydney.

All the above claims have been disallowed.

In addition, Mr. John Curtin, M.P., has made certain representations concerning the question of compensation of workmen whose services were terminated at Yampi Sound. This matter is at present under consideration.

On the 17th May, the honorable member for Perth (Mr. Nairn) asked the following questions, upon notice -

Will he furnish (a) a list of claims for compensation made upon the Government arising out of the embargo against the export of iron ore from Yampi Sound, and (6) the decisions upon such claims?

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

(a)   The only claim for compensation so far received arising out of the embargo against the export of iron ore from Yampi Sound was that of the Cossack Lightering and Traders Limited, Perth, for £10,000.

Three other claims for compensation arising out of the embargo have been received from parties operating in States other than Western Australia.

(b)   As the Government considered that there were no proper grounds for granting the claims they have been disallowed.







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