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Wednesday, 7 March 1928

Senator NEEDHAM (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the Government is building two cement houses at Alice Springs for the members of the Central Australian Commission that will cost approximately ?25,000?

2.   What is the cost of cement landed at Alice Springs?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.The answers are:

1.   No. For the information of the honorable senator it is stated that the Government has let a contract at ?10,489 10s. for the erection at Stuart, , Central Australia, of Council Chambers and three houses of concrete block construction for the Government Resident, Stock Inspector, and clerks.

2.   ?29 10s. per ton.

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