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Friday, 25 June 1937

Senator SAMPSON (TASMANIA) asked the Minister in Charge of Development, upon notice -

1.   What are the names of the companies prospecting for oil in New Guinea and Papua who have received advances from the Government?

2.   What amounts have been paid to date?

SenatorSIRGEORGEPEARCE.The answer to the honorable senator's questions are as follows: - 1 and 2. No advances have been made under the Petroleum Oil Search Acts1936 to companies for the purpose of prospecting in New Guinea or Papua.

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