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Tuesday, 14 October 1975
Page: 2092

Mr Hyde (MOORE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister for Urban and Regional Development, upon notice:

(1)   What sum was lent under the provisions of the Defence Service Homes loan scheme during 1974-75.

(2)   What was the cost of administration of the scheme during 1974-75.

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

(   1 ) The total amount allocated for expenditure under the Defence Service Homes Scheme in 1974-75 was $ 130m. Of this amount approximately $1 16.3m was lent to applicants. The balance was expended on the purchase and development of land and progress payments to contractors erecting homes on the Corporation 's group housing estates.

(2)   Administrative expenses relating to the operation of the Defence Service Homes Scheme were met from the general appropriation for the Department of Housing and Construction. There is no separate record from which the cost of adminstration of the Scheme during 1974-75 can be obtained.

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