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Wednesday, 23 September 1942

Senator COLLINGS - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follows : -

1.   It is difficult toarrive at the exact cost ofadminstration because some of the officers concerned, under existing circumstances, perform other duties. The approximate cost is £4.800 per annum. The cost of administration is not charged against the land or the lessees.

2.   One inspector full-time, two inspectors part-time; four rangers.

3.   The staff is the irreducible minimum necessary to do the work and it is not possible to effect further economies.

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