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Tuesday, 22 May 1928

Mr WATSON asked the Minister for Works and Railways, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that the Public Works Committee recommended the erection of a new telephone exchange at Cottesloe, Western Australia, in 1916?

2.   Is it a fact that the population in the area to be served by the proposed exchange has increased by approximately 40 per cent, since that date?

3.   Is it a fact that a special committee was recently appointed to investigate the matter, and recommended its immediate construction?

4.   What action does the department propose to take to give effect to the recommendation?

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