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Wednesday, 23 June 1915

Mr SPENCE (DARLING, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Postmaster-General) - On the 17th inst. the honorable member for Hume asked me two questions, the answers to which I am able to supply now. One had regard to the effect of the curtailment of the railway service on mail contractors, and the answer is: -

The Deputy Postmaster-General, Sydney, reports that nine mail contractors in New South Wales have been adversely affected by curtailment of railway services in that State.

To the second question, the Deputy Postmaster-General in Sydney has furnished the following reply: -

Amount paid to Railway Department for conveyance of mails between : -

(a)   Culcairn and Corowa - 48 miles at £10 per mile per annum - £480 per annum.

(b)   Culcairn and Germanton - 17 miles at £7 10s. per mile per annum - £127 10s. per annum.

(c)   The Rock and Lockhart - 24 miles at £7 10s. per mile per annum - £180 per annum.

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