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Wednesday, 11 October 1972
Page: 1405

Senator KEEFFE (QUEENSLAND) - I direct my question to the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior. Is the Minister aware that the new pillboxes built outside embassies for the use of Canberra police are equipped only with gas lights and that they lack either heating or cooling devices? As thousands of dollars have been spent on the construction of the new shelters, will the Minister examine the possibility of spending a few more dollars on connecting them to the electricity mains so that heating and cooling equipment can be installed?

Senator COTTON - I saw one of these installations for the first time last night when I was driving by. I am not aware of the details of the construction; nor am I aware of the deficiencies mentioned by the honourable senator. However, he may be assured that I will endeavour to find out and that I will draw the matter to the attention of the responsible Minister.

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