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Thursday, 28 April 1932

Dr EARLE PAGE - When determining how the £600,000 that has been allocated to New South Wales for the relief of unemployment is to be expended, will the Government take into consideration the use of a portion of the amount to provide country telephones, which cannot at present be installed by the postal department because of its depleted funds ?

Mr LYONS - Largely as a result of a suggestion that the right honorable member for Cowper (Dr. Earle Page) made to me personally some time ago, that proposal is at present receiving the consideration of the Government.

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