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Friday, 13 December 1912

Senator McCOLL (VICTORIA) asked the Minister of Defence, upon notice -

1.   At what date were the Government Small

Arms Factory, the Cordite Factory, the Clothing Factory, and the Harness Factory instituted or authorized ?

2.   When was work started in each factory?

3.   What amount of money has been expended on each?

4.   From what source was that money ob tained ?

5.   How many hands (male and female) are employed in each?

6.   What does the monthly pay-sheet amount to?

7.   Has any balance-sheet of each undertaking been prepared and made available for the information of Parliament?

8.   What is the value of the output from each factory ?

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