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Thursday, 1 July 1937

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for External Affairs) [4.59]. - I move -

That the bill be now read a second time.

The purpose of this bill is to seek formal parliamentary approval of the expenditure on public works of the sum of £190,831 paid for out of Treasurer's advance for the financial year 1935-36. The main item of expenditure is £165,000 for telephone services, including the telephone cable between the mainland and Tasmania.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time and passed through its remaining stages without amendment, or debate.

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