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Tuesday, 10 September 1985
Page: 354

(Question No. 189)

Senator Messner asked the Minister representing the Minister for Social Security, upon notice, on 28 March 1985:

(1) How many applications have been received for the Pensions Loans Scheme by States and Territories.

(2) How many approvals have been granted under the pensions loans scheme by States and Territories.

Senator Grimes —The Minister for Social Security has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) As at 30 May 1985 16 applications for assistance under the pension loans scheme had been received. Six applications have been withdrawn. Applications current were received from the following States:

New South Wales... 1

Queensland... 5

Victoria... 2

Tasmania... 2

(2) Two approvals have been granted under the scheme. These applications were received from Victoria and Tasmania.

The remaining applications are presently being processed.