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Wednesday, 25 May 1904

Mr WATSON - The answers to the honorable and learned member's questions are as follow : -

1.   The matter is receiving the attentionof the Government, but up to the present it has not been possible to arrive at any decision.

2.   The effect of the correspondence is to show that the transfer of the existing Meteorological Departments to the Commonwealth would . lot be easy, as in many States their work is closely allied with that of the Astronomical Departments.

The matter is being considered.

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