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Wednesday, 19 March 1941

Senator McBRIDE - The Treasurer has supplied the following answer : -

The estimated expenditure for 1940-41 for grants by the Commonwealth to the various States is as under: -


The above figures include £1,000,000 for drought relief and other grants for relief of primary producers, but do not include special grants to South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania, as recommended by the Commonwealth Grants Commission. In addition, £750,000 has been provided from revenue for assistance to the apple and pear industry, but as the Apple and Pear Acquisition Scheme is on a Commonwealth-wide basis allocation of this amount amongst States is not practicable.

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