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Wednesday, 17 February 1971

Senator WEBSTER -!: ask the Minister for Works: When the Department of Works has control of the supply of goods for a construction contract,, or when it specifies the type of quality, of goods or services to be used on a particular project, does the Department take into account the availability of materials and services -in the immediate area of the project? As a desire for economy would naturally influence that aim, will the Minister undertake, to direct his departmental officers in the appropriate sections of his Department that at all times, and subject to economic consider.ations, when carrying out work in rural towns or rural areas goods and services available in the: immediate1 area are to be used?

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