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Wednesday, 27 February 1952


Mr LUCHETTI (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question, which is addressed to the Prime Minister, deals with a passage which occurs in his policy speech of 1949 under the heading "Development of Resources". It reads as follows : -

Over ii period nf five vi-ars we shall raise loans totalling £250,000.000 the interest and siinkking fund of which will lie provided out nf the Petrol Tax . . . the work will include feeder roads; soil conservation; the development of rural housing embracing the construction of groups of workers' homes in seasonal labour areas; Hood prevention; the provision of water, light and power; vermin and noxious weed destruction.

If the right honorable gentleman can recollect the inclusion of such a promise in his policy speech will he inform me of any action that he has taken to honour it? Has he raised any portion of that £250,000,000 loan? If he has not done so, may this failure be taken as evidence that nothing will ever be clone to carry out the solemn promise that was made by him on behalf of Liberal party and Australian Country party candidates?







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