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Tuesday, 30 July 1946

Mr Adermann n asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   How much money was raised from the petrol tax during the years ended 30th June, 1939, 1943, 1944, 1945 and 1946?

2.   Of the total received, how much was allocated for roads in each year?

3.   How much was paid into Consolidated Revenue in each year?

4.   What was the Australian petrol consumption in each of the years mentioned?

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

1.   Year ended 30th June -


2.   The amounts placed in trust account for distribution to States under the terms of the Federal Aid Roads and Works Act 1937 were as follows: -

Year ended 30th June -


3.   Amounts as shown in No. 1 above. Payments to States under the Federal Aid Roads and Works Act 1937 are made from the expenditure appropriation provided by the act.

4.   Duty-paid clearances on civilian account, both import and excise but excluding clearances on behalf of the Commonwealth which are duty-free were approximately as under -

Year ended 30th June -


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