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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4546

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   What were the operating expenses of the hospital benefits organisations in 1970-71.

(2)   What percentage of contributions did these expenses represent.

Dr Forbes - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The operating expenses of the hospital 1)onefits organisations during 1970-71 totalled $12,763,901.

(2)   These operating expenses were equivalent ¬Ľo 9.2 per cent of the total amount of contributions received by the organisations during 1970-71. (Note: These figures are subject to confirmation.)

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