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Thursday, 21 May 1936

Senator DUNCAN-HUGHES (South Australia) .- Will the Minister explain why the additional amount of £13,572 devoted to business undertakings by the Postmaster-General's Department is so large?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE (Western Australia - (Minister for External Affairs) [4.37].- Of this amount £6,500 was required for the purchase of teleprinters for the use of public companies and others, the demand for which arose after the Estimates had been prepared. This equipment is revenue-producing. The additional expenditure on item 1 was offset by savings under item 2 - national broadcasting services - the expenditure being £202,000 as compared with the appropriation of £244,000 for the year. The balance is made up of a number of miscellaneous items.

Schedule agreed to.

Preamble and title agreed to.

Bill reported without amendment; report adopted.

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