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Wednesday, 27 August 1941

Senator ARTHUR asked the Minister for Supply and Development, upon notice -

1.   What was the price paid for firewood delivered duringDecember, 1940, and January and February, 1941, to military camps at South Head, Mosman, North Head, Showground, and other places within a 15-miles radius of Macquarie-place, Sydney.

2.   What is the present contract price for firewood delivered at the above camps?

3.   What is the present price paid for firewood delivered to the following defence camps: - Walgrove, Ingleburn, Liverpool, Holdsworthy, Narellan, Richmond, and Bankstown, all in New South Wales?

4.   Is the price paid for firewood delivered to military camps based on the cost-plus system of costing?

5.   If the answer to No. 4 is in the affirmative, what are the sectional costs paid in respect of royalty, cutters, bush to mill, sawyers, and delivery to eachindividual camp?

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