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Thursday, 6 October 1927

Senator FINDLEY (VICTORIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Home and Territories, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the Federal Capital Commission will only place fly-wire screens on certain windows of houses rented by public servants?

2.   If so, will he issue instructions that flywire screens be placed on all windows and chimneys when desired?

Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follow : -

1.   With the object of reducing the capital cost of each of the dwelling houses to the lowest possible figure, and reducing maintenance costs and rental, the commission decided that fly-wire screens should not be fitted to bedrooms of dwelling houses.

2.   Instructions will be issued for the provision of fly-wire screens to bedroom windows and chimneys, in specified instances, where, after experience of the summer months in Canberra, a public servant decides that it is necessary that he should have these screens fitted.

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