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Tuesday, 16 February 1971
Page: 107

Mr Whitlam asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Has he received a letter from the Premier of New South Wales asking the Commonwealth to provide matching grants for State government contributions to the Local Government Assistance Fund of New South Wales.

(2)   If so, on what date was the Premier's letter received.

(3)   Has be answered the Premier's letter.

(4)   If so, did he agree to the Premier's request.

(5)   If not, when does he expect to answer the letter.

Mr Gorton - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   2nd October 1970.

(3)   An acknowledgement was sent on 12th October .1970.

(4)   Sec (3) above.

(5)   As soon as possible.

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