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Wednesday, 19 November 1941

Senator KEANE - The Treasurer has supplied the following answers: -

1.   Expenditure on advertising and publicity in connexion with loans raised for war purposes since the outbreak of war amounts to £43,514. This does not include the loan just closed for which this information is notyet available. There is no paid advertising in connexion with war savings certificates.

2.   Yes.

Senator DARCEY asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   What is the total amount receivedfrom the private banks for their sales of war savings certificates to 1st November, 1941?

2.   Is it a fact that the method of paying for the war savings certificates which they sell is by sending their own cheques to the Treasurer?

Senator KEANE - The Treasurer has supplied the following answers : -

1.   Sales of war savings certificates through the private banks to 31st October, 1941, amounted to £10,848,000 (face value).

2.   Settlement for these sales are made with the Commonwealth Bank by cheque.

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