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Wednesday, 21 August 1912

Senator PEARCE - The Minister of Home Affairs has supplied the following answer to the honorable senator's questions -

1.   Yes.

2.   The following contracts have been entered into : - Bunning Bros., Western Australia, 40,000 Jarrah sleepers; Bunning Bros., Western Australia, 10,000 Jarrah sleepers ; Nelson Cooperative Timber Association, Western Australia, 75,000 Jarrah sleepers; Timber Corporation Limited, Perth, Western Australia, 50,000 Jarrah sleepers ; Karri and Jarrah Company, 10,425 Jarrah sleepers; Western Australian Government, 1,500,000 sleepers as follows : - 680,000 Powellized Karri, 100,000 Jarrah, 720,000 untreated Karri.

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