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Wednesday, 29 April 1931

Senator DOOLEY - The honorable the Minister has supplied the following answers to the honorable senator's questions : -

The vessels mentioned were transferred to Cockatoo Island, some in January, 1929, others in October, 1929. No expense was incurred by the Defence Department, but the chairman of the Shipping Board advises that the cost of dismantling the vessels was £56,550, and that the proceeds from the disposal were £56,940. There is no market for scrap steel, and the work is completed with the exception ofthe final disposal of the hulks.

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