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Friday, 22 April 1921

Senator BAKHAP (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   What is the general position in regard to the contract for mail service between Victoria and Tasmania, now that the steam-shipN air ana is in commission, and is participating in the running?

2.   In particular, does the contract insure three steamer trips each way every week throughout the year, or will a steamer leaving Launceston only on Mondays and Fridays during some months be deemed by the Postmaster. General to be in accordance with the terms of the contract for service?

SenatorRUSSELL. - The answer is- 1 and 2. Application has been made by the contractors for variation of the contract, and this is now under consideration.

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