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Thursday, 14 December 1905

Senator PLAYFORD -The answers to the honorable senator's questions are -

Treasurer has not seen the newspaper repoTt referred to.

1.   and 2. If the Commonwealth Surplus Revenue for 1905-6 were distributed on population basis, Tasmania's share, excluding

Special Western Australian Tariff, is estimated at£52,786 more than Tasmania will get under the present system.

3.   If Commonwealth expenditure were debited on population basis, and Commonwealth Revenue credited under present system, Tasmania would get, in 1905-6, £4,546 less than under the present system of debiting expenditure and crediting Revenue.

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