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Wednesday, 1 October 1913

Senator McCOLL - The Secretary, Department of Home Affairs, has furnished the following information: -

1.   The site selected has been criticised by the City Council, Chamber of Commerce, Institute of Architects, Engineers', Surveyors', and Builders' and Contractors' Association, and these criticisms are now being carefully considered before proceeding further.

2.   The date of commencing work is subject to possible change of site; but if site as now fixed, and for which ..plans are being prepared, is. adhered to, it is anticipated that tenders will be called about the end of November.

3.   Covered by question1.

4.   No such report has been received here, but it is recognised that foundations will be expensive anywhere on. this site, increasing in cost towards Wellington-street.

5.   No.

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