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Thursday, 18 July 1946

Mr Fadden n . asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   What was the gross war expenditure for the year ended the 30th June, 1946, under the heading of .. "Defence and War 1939-49 Services " ?

2.   How much was credited under this par- .ticular heading in relation to (a) disposals, (6) sales to Dutch Government, (c) credits from British Government, and (d) all other headings' sub-divided into their respective categories?

Mr Chifley - The answers to tho honorable member's questions are as follows : -

- 1. £452,095,000.-

2.   The approximate credits were -


Recoverable expenditure incurred during 194S-46 on behalf of Other Administrations was £46,581,000, while amounts recovered from those administrations totalled £42,917,000. It isnot now practicable to segregate credits for sales to the Dutch Government, but they were comparatively small.

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