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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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