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Tuesday, 11 September 1973
Page: 737

Mr NIXON (GIPPSLAND, VICTORIA) - Can the Minister for Transport say whether a new Commonwealth Aid Roads Bill will be introduced into Parliament this year? Is it still Labor policy to give, for road construction purposes, the total excise raised on fuel sold?

Mr CHARLES JONES - As the honourable member for Gippsland is well aware, the present Commonwealth Aid Roads Agreement does not expire until 30 June of next year. The Bureau of Roads is at present in the process of preparing a report which it is anticipated will be completed about October this year. When that report is received and considered by the Cabinet a decision will be made and announced.

Mr Nixon - I raise a point of order. I think the. Minister did not hear the last part of my question. May I repeat it?

Mr CHARLES JONES - I heard the last part of the question.

Mr Nixon - Is it still Labor policy to give the total excise raised on fuel sold for road construction?

Mr CHARLES JONES - I answered the honourable member's question.

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