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Wednesday, 8 November 1967

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

What was the value of defence equipment purchased (a) in Australia and (b) overseas, in the last financial year?

Mr Fairhall (PATERSON, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Defence) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Expenditure in 1966-67 on defence equipment purchased (a) in Australia and (b) overseas in the ments of Defence and Supply, (a) in Australia and (b) overseas, was: '


The excess of overseas expenditure over that in Australia reflects the falling due in 1966-67 of substantial payments on account of equipment being purchased in the United States for the Australian Services.

The value of equipment actually received in 1966-67 was, however:


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