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Wednesday, 4 June 1902

Mr V L SOLOMON (SOUTH AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I should like to know if the Minister could give the House particulars in proof of his assertion that goods have been purchased in' South Australia for public purposes at prices twice as high as those for which they could have been obtained elsewhere?

Sir WILLIAM LYNE - I shall be very glad to do so. The case to which I refer was in connexion with the supplies for the last contingent that was sent to South

Africa. The matter was not referred to the military authorities at head - quarters, or the prices would not have been paid. I have the full list, showing the comparative prices paid in other States.

Mr V L SOLOMON (SOUTH AUSTRALIA, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Will the Minister lay it on the table?

Sir WILLIAM LYNE - I shall lay it either on the table of the Mouse or upon the Library table, and if I can obtain it within the next half-hour I shall show it to the honorable member.

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