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Thursday, 4 August 1904


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

1.   (a)12.8d.

(b)   8.6d. (c)9.5d.

(d)   The State Government, it is understood, pavs1s. 9¾d.

(e)   8.6d.

2.   (a)1s.1d.

(b)   9d (c)9d.

(d)   No allowance, it is stated, is made in lieu of rations.

3.   Yes, the rate for the last financial year was 1s. per diem, but for the year 1904-5, it is gd.

In accordance with the regulations, and with the practice for years past, the rate of commuted allowance in lieu of rations is determined by the contract price of rations ; and such contract price for the year 1904-5 is 8'6d.







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