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Thursday, 28 March 1957

Mr Clark (DARLING, NEW SOUTH WALES) k asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   What was the total of the money available from the petrol tax over the past three years for defence roads?

2.   What amount of this money has the Government expended for defence roads?

3.   Where has the money been expended?

Sir Arthur Fadden (MCPHERSON, QUEENSLAND) (Treasurer) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   During the three years to 30th June, 1956. an amount of £2,100,000 was made available under the Commonwealth Aid Roads legislation for strategic roads, roads of access to Commonwealth property and other roads serving Commonwealth purposes.

2.   Expenditure on these roads during the same period was £1,407,790.

3.   The distribution of this expenditure was as follows: -


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