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Thursday, 12 November 1936


On the 10th November, Senator E. B. Johnston asked theMinister representing the Treasurer the following question, upon notice : -

Since the inception of the federal aid roads scheme in 1926-27, what amounts have been paid each year in petrol taxes (including primage) in Western Australia, and what amounts have been paid annually to that State for road grants?

The Treasurer has supplied the following answer to the honorable senator's question : -

The amounts of petrol duties collected in and paid to Western Australia since the inception of the federal aid roads scheme are as follows: -


Primage. - No separate account is kept of primage paid in respect of petrol imports, primage being purely a Commonwealth revenue duty, which is accounted for separately from other duties. The Customs Department' has, however, furnished an estimate of the amount of primage paid in connexion with petrol imports into Western Australia. The approximate amounts are as follows: -


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