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Wednesday, 9 September 1942


Mr MARTENS - Oan the Minister for the Army say when finality will be reached in connexion with the rent and compensation to be paid for places taken over in the early part of this year, in some eases as early as February, by the Hirings Administration? Will compensation be paid this year or next?


Mr FORDE - Quite a number of homes were taken over by other service departments, and some time elapsed before the Hirings Administration was asked to undertake the settlement of the matter. Strict instructions were issued some weeks ago to complete all these cases, and officers were sent north to Townsville to expedite settlement. I cannot, offhand, say how many have been settled. I know that a number have been, but I shall make a statement to-morrow giving the honorable member definite information as to how many have been settled and how many are outstanding.







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