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Thursday, 6 October 1927

Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW (Queensland) (Minister for Defence) [3.27]. - I remind the honorable senator senator should discuss this matter under the division dealing with the Department of Health. At present there is no ordinance in the Federal Capital Territory and no law in any State of the Commonwealth making it compulsory for persons to affix fly-proof gauze to the windows or doors of dwellings. In my reply to the honorable senator this afternoon, I stated that instructions would be issued for the provision of fly-wire screens to bedrooms and chimneys where after experience of the summer months in Canberra, a public servant decided that it was necessary to have such screens fitted.

Senator Findley - That is altogether too ambiguous.

Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW - It is a question for the public servant himself to decide.

Senator Findley - Fly-proof doors and windows should be provided for all dwellings irrespective of whether the occupiers ask for them or not.

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