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Thursday, 15 October 1970


Mr Kirwan asked the Minister representing the Minister for Housing, upon notice:

(1)   How many applications for Home Savings Grants have been received (a) throughout Australia and (b) in each State in each year since the inception of the Scheme.

(2)   How many of the applications in each State were successful (a) in part and (b) in full.


Dr Forbes - The Minister for Housing has provided the following answers to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The numbers of applications for Home Savings Grants received throughout Australia and

In each State in each financial year since the inception of the Home Savings Grant Scheme on 20th July 1964 up to 30th June 1970 are shown in the table below.

 

(2)   An application which is successful in part is one in respect of which a grant of less than the amount applied for has been ' approved. Separate statistics of such cases are not maintained. However, it may assist the honourable member to know the number of applications for grants in each State approved for less than the maximum of $500, and for the maximum grant from the inception of the Scheme to 30lh June 1970. These are shown in the table below.

Many of the grants less than the maximum of $500 are the result of wholly successful applications, the grant paid representing $1 for each $3 of savings claimed.

 







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