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Wednesday, 19 May 1920

Dr MALONEY (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Has he given any effect to the reports as to the special savings in the Postal Department by (a) Mr. (now Sir) Robert Anderson's report; and (b) the Economies Commission's report?

2.   If not, when does the Minister propose to give effect to such recommendations, and to what extent?

3.   What is the cost of printing the telephone books in each State per annum for the last five years?

4.   What revenue has been received from advertisements in connexion with the telephone lists?

5.   What is the policy of the Department as regards receiving advertisements in connexion with telephone books in each State?

6.   What reasonable economies are possible in connexion with the printing of such books? '

7.   Have any reports been made by departmental telephone managers in any States in connexion with the economies for printing such books?

8.   Will the Department have printed, for the information of members, any reports on the savings there effected?

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