HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 cc31-2W
Mr. Macdonald

asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs whether a reply has been received from the British High Commission in Australia concern-

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Number of projects 24 19 23 6 22 14
Numbers accommodated 7,230 1,454 9,965 3,025 12,109 6,045
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Number of houses 3,631 3,668 3,661

ing possible help from the British Government following the recent bush fires in Tasmania; and what form the help will take.

Mr. George Thomas

After consultation with the Australian Minister who is co-ordinating Federal Assistance, our High Commissioner has recommended that a cash contribution to the Governor of Tasmania's Relief Fund would be most appropriate. I am happy to inform the House that a contribution of £20,000 has been made to that fund.