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Thursday, 24 August 1972
Page: 457

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (Western Australia) (Minister for Air) -

I move:

That the Senate do now adjourn.

Before putting the motion, I take the opportunity to reply to a question asked of me yesterday by Senator Keeffe. In the question he said that on 16th August he had put 3 questions on the notice paper in regard to disposals sales in Darwin in June arranged by the Department of Supply. Senator Keeffe also asked me to say when he could expect a reply. I point out that the 3 questions asked by the honourable senator covered almost 2 pages of the notice paper. I have made inquiries of the Minister for Supply and I have received the following information:

The reply is in course of preparation by the South Australian regional office of this Department, and comprises approximately 16 foolscap pages. To collate the information required involved a complete dissection of the auction catalogue for the sale in question. It is anticipated that the answer to the questions will be available by 28th August 1972.

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