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Thursday, 24 May 1973
Page: 2675


Mr Mathews asked the Minister for Education, upon notice:

What amount is available to each State under the current Secondary Schools Science Facilities Program, and what is the (a) amount, and (b) percentage so Tar expended by each State.


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

Under the States Grants (Science Laboratories) Act 1971, the following amounts are available:

 

The States are responsible for the administration of the funds paid to them under this program for government schools. Advances are made to the States in amounts related to the actual and estimated expenditure of the States under the program. Information on the actual expenditure by the States only becomes available to my Department at a later period. The tables below set out the advances made to the States for government schools during the current quadrennium, while in the case of non-government schools the payments to these schools are shown. Information is given for the period I July 1971 to 31 March 1973.

 







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