Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Thursday, 11 May 1972
Page: 1643

Senator WILLESEE (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice:

(1)   How many trucks were rented by the PostmasterGeneral's Department, Melbourne Transport Branch, to supplement the services of its own vehicles during each of the last 3 years.

(2)   From which companies were the trucks rented.

(3)   What was the payment to each company for rental charges.

Senator GREENWOOD The PostmasterGeneral has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question: (1), (2) and (3). Prior to August 1971 vehicles with drivers were hired from time to time from the Department of Supply to meet peak demands. During July 1971 certain vehicles were disposed of because it was not economical to repair them. Until replacement vehicles could be purchased, the need arose to hire vehicles without drivers - a need that could not be satisfied through the Department of Supply.

Quotations were obtained from leading truck rental firms and the quote submitted by Avis Truck Rental was accepted. For the period 2nd August 1971 to 31st March 1972, less than 6 trucks a day have, on average, been hired from Avis Truck Rental at a total cost of $13,209.

Suggest corrections