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Wednesday, 14 October 1914

Senator PEARCE - The answer is-

Instructions have been given to the Naval Board to push on with some immediate works at Henderson Naval Base with all possible speed, but as the matter of drawing plans for complete scheme was referred by the late Government to Sir Maurice Fitzmaurice, I am not able to say when full operations on permanent works will be resumed. Every effort however, will be made to get the work in full swingas expeditiously as possible.

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