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Friday, 30 October 1970

Mr Berinson (PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1)   What would be the cost of increasing child endowment by $1 for each child.

(2)   What is the present cost to revenue of income tax deductions allowed on account of (a) family allowances and (b) that part of the family allowance attributable to children.

Mr Bury - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The full-year cost in 1970-71 of increasing the weekly rates of child endowment by $1 per child is estimated to be $216m.

(2)   The costs to income tax revenue of deductions allowable for the maintenance of dependants for the 1970-71 income year, at the rates of tax for the 1970-71 income year, are estimated to be as follows:

(a)   all dependants$275m;

(b)   dependent children $157m.

Tasmania: Transport (Question No. 2177)

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for

Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

On what subjects and on what dates have Messrs Pak-Poy and Associates supplied reports on Tasmanian transport.

Mr Sinclair - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

In December 1968 Messrs Pak-Poy and Associates reported to the Tasmanian Government concerning the study they had been commissioned to undertake in relation to the Launceston metropolitan area. Iunderstand that they also recently presented a preliminary report on the first stage of a study of the State's transportation system. In addition, I am told that the firm is currently engaged, in conjunction with the Tasmanian Public Works Department, in bringing up to date information in the 1964 Hobart Area Transportation Study, which was carried out by other consultants.

National Service Training (Question No. 2007)

Mr Hayden (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister for the

Army, upon notice:

(1)   What has been the cost of national service training for each year during which the current scheme has been in operation.

(2)   What percentage of Army expenditure did this cost represent for each of those years.

Mr Peacock - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   and (2) The cost of national service training and the percentage of Army expenditure this cost represents is set out below:


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