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Tuesday, 15 March 1927

Senator SAMPSON (through Senator H. Hays) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Markets and Migration, upon notice -

1.   Is he aware whether the Government of Tasmania has failed to honour the agreement with the Commonwealth regarding the Tasmanian division of the New Settlers' League?

2.   Is it a fact that no subsidyhas been paid to theTasmanian division by the State Government since 1924?

3.   What amount was paid by the Commonwealth towards the upkeep of the New Settlers' ' League in Tasmania during the years ending 30th June, 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1926?

4.   If the Tasmanian Government repudiates its agreement to subsidize the Tasmanian division of the New Settlers' League, will the CommonwealthGovernment take the necessary financial action direct with the league in Tasmania, to enable it to function?

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