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Tuesday, 3 December 1935

Senator E B JOHNSTON asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Has the Government given consideration to the request made by the Premier of Western Australia for a grant from the Commonwealth of one-third of the cost of an up-to-date dock, to be erected at Fremantle, Western Australia ?

2.   What decision has been arrived at in the matter ? (Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE.The Prime Minister has supplied the following answers: - 1 and 2. As indicated in a reply furnished to the honorable senator on the 28th March, 1935, the Government Of Western Australia, in submitting to the Commonwealth Government a list of works which it suggested should be undertaken to relieve the unemployment position, included provision for a dock at Fremantle at an estimated cost of £1,000,000. This proposal has received consideration, but it has not been possible for the Commonwealth to make the requisite funds available.

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