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Thursday, 18 August 1904

Mr CROUCH (Corio) - When the Treasurer previously filled his present office, a promise was made that a refund should be granted of certain money which was paid by way of duty upon trophies. I believe that the ex-Treasurer also assented to that course. As an urgent necessity exists for closing the accounts in connexion with the recent fire brigade demonstration, I wish to ask the Treasurer whether he will make provision in the next Supply Bill for the refund in question?

Sir George Turner - The amounts must appear upon the Estimates, and be voted in the ordinary way. They do not constitute ordinary expenditure.

Mr CROUCH - Some special items are contained in this Bill.

Mr Watson - No; except so far as the purchase of ammunition is concerned.

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