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Thursday, 8 July 1920


Mr WISE - On the 2nd instant the honorable member for Dampier (Mr. Gregory) asked me, inter alia, the following questions: -

1.   Whether it is a fact that the erection of a telephone from Bruce Rock to Korbel, Western Australia, a distance of 101/4 miles, exclusive of the cost of the erection of poles, cost approximately £500?

2.   Will the Minister lay on the table the details of this expenditure?

I promised that the infomation would be obtained. The following is the reply : -

1.   The erection of a telephone line from Bruce Rock to Korbel, Western Australia, has recently been completed at a total cost of £48511s. 7d. This cost is exclusive of the cost of the erection of poles. The actual length of the line, however, is 16 miles 28 chains of metallic circuit.

2.   The expenditure is made up as follows: -

 







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