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Wednesday, 16 November 1938

Mr MAHONEY (DENISON, TASMANIA) - In view of the delay which is occurring by reason of the existence of the contract system in carrying out defence works will the Minister for Defence Works in order to expedite operations take steps to have the work clone by day labour?

Mr THORBY - If the honorable gentleman has any particular works in mind and ' will bring them under my notice-

Mr Mahoney - I was talking about general delay.

Mr THORBY - I do not know of any general delay. There may be delay on one or two jobs, and if the honorable gentleman has any information he should bring it before me so that I should be able to give him all the information available.

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