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Thursday, 26 August 1937

Senator COOPER (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   What is the mode of procedure adopted by the States when applying for funds to be used for the purpose of compounding farmers' debts under the Loan (Farmers' Debt Adjustment) Act?

2.   Is i't a fact that the Commonwealth Government has made available a total of £12.000.000 for the purpose mentioned?

3.   What proportion of this amount has been allocated to the State of Queensland?

4.   What amount (if any) has been drawn by the State of Queensland to date from such allocation ?

5.   What amount, if any, has been actually used for the compounding of farmers' debts in the State of Queensland?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.The information isbeing obtained, and a reply will be furnished as soon as possible.

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