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Wednesday, 21 July 1926

Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW (QUEENSLAND) (Minister for Home and Territories) [10.3].-The Leader of the Opposition (Senator Needham) has asked what will happen if, by anychance, the Public Works Committee finds that the prices tendered for the building of cottages at Canberra are excessive. It will be time enough to deal with that question when the committee's report is available. In regard to the prices of the houses at Canberra referred to by the Leader of the Senate (Senator Pearce), any member of the Public Service coming under the housing scheme of the commission can have a house' built in accordance with any of the plans shown and at the prices quoted in the booklet issued by the commission. It is also open to the public to go to the Commonwealth Bank and have houses built by their own architects. For the purpose of raising municipal funds at Canberra, leases for rating purposes will be valued every year.

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