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Tuesday, 7 December 1971
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Mr Barnard asked the Minister for Supply the following question, upon notice:

(1)   What amount has been spent on purchases (a) throughout Australia and (b) in Tasmania by the Department of Supply Contract Boards in each of the last 3 years.

(2)   What have been the major items purchased (a) throughout Australia and (b) in Tasmania in each of the last 3 years and how much have they cost


Mr Garland - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The amount spent on purchases (a) throughout Australia and (b) in Tasmania in each of the last 3 years is as follows -

 

(2)   Details of all procurement contracts placed by the Department of Supply's Contract Boards are published in the Commonwealth Gazette. A list of some of the major items purchased, and their cost, during each financial year is provided in the Department of Supply's annual report, which is presented to Parliament. If the honourable member has a specific interest, I would be happy to tee whether additional detail could be reasonably provided.

The major areas of expenditure, and their total cost for the past three years, in respect of Tasmania are set out below.

 







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