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Tuesday, 9 April 1957

Mr CAIRNS (YARRA, VICTORIA) - Is the Treasurer aware that on 27th March 1 put a question on the notice-paper, asking that the Government explore the possibilities of providing increased finance for housing? As the number of houses under construction annually has fallen from 80,000 to 60,000 while this Government has been in office, will the Treasurer take steps, before the Parliament rises at the end of this week, to see what can be done to provide increased finance for housing, which undoubtedly would not have an inflationary effect on the building industry?

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