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Thursday, 8 July 1926

Senator NEEDHAM asked the Minister for Home and Territories, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that, at Canberra, there are five abort rows of wooden houses facing the main Queanbeyan to Acton road, situated behind the power-house, and known as the " En- gineers' Mess," which are occupied principally y fitters, power-housemen, storemen, &c, in the employ of the Federal Capital Commission ?

2.   Is it a fact that, on account of these housesbeing considered rather an eye-sore to some person or persons, the Commission intend to demolish them?

3.   If so, and in view of the fact that the majority of the occupants of these houses are satisfied with them, and that the position enables them tolive close to their work, will the Minister see whether such houses can be repainted and renovated instead of being pulled down?

Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW - Information in regard to this matter is being obtained from the Federal Capital Commission, and will be made available as soon as possible.

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