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Wednesday, 5 October 1927

Senator GIVENS (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Treasurer, upon notice -

Was the cost of the State ball and State garden party given by the Governor-General in Melbourne, in connexion with the visit of their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of York, paid by the Commonwealth Government; if so, what was the total amount?

Senator Sir WILLIAMGLASGOW.The cost of the functions referred to was paid by the Governor-General, to whom a grant of £2,000 was made towards expenses in connexion with theRoyal visit.

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