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Monday, 24 September 1906

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


* In these years the expenditure for New Works throughout the Commonwealth was charged on the basis of population. Queensland's share was, 1904-5, £43,736; 1905-6, £41,500.

2.   Customs. - Construction of launch, boat- shed, and jetties.

Defence. - Construction of fortifications, barracks, rifle ranges, drill halls, sheds, stabling, cable to Goode Island, rifles, machine guns, artillery ammunition, and other special Defence material and equipment.

Post Office. - Construction of post offices and purchase of sites, extension of telegraph and telephone lines, instruments and material.

4.   No Commonwealth loan moneys have been so spent, but the State of Queensland spent approximately £33,067 out of loan moneys for Commonwealth works in respect of the four years ending 30th June, 1905.

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