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Thursday, 25 May 1972
Page: 2057

Senator TURNBULL (TASMANIA) - I direct a question to the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior. Is it possible for him to inform the Parliament of the cost or estimated cost of the following: Firstly, the completed extension to the eastern or House of Representatives side of Parliament House; secondly, the completed western or Senate extension; thirdly, the further western extension now being built; and, fourthly, the further contemplated extension to the eastern side?

Senator COTTON - I have here some figures from the Department of the Interior which may help the honourable senator. To the extent that extra information is required the honourable senator knows that I will obtain it for him. The main eastern extension to Parliament House was completed in 1965 at a cost of approximately $608,000. That part of the honourable senator's question relating to the western extension can be answered in the following terms: A contract was let in December 1970 for the works described at a cost of $2,077,338. The allocation of that amount is as follows: The main western extension, $950,000; the front western extension, $270,000; the front eastern extension, $709,900; and the roof extension, $147,400. However I will look at the honourable senator's question and make quite sure that the full body of information which he requested is contained in the answer. If anything is lacking, it will be given to him subsequently.

The PRESIDENT - I must say that that was a very accurate anticipation of a question that might be asked.

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