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Wednesday, 19 June 1946


Mr CHIFLEY (Macquarie) (Prime Minister and Treasurer) . - by leave - 1 desire to submit to the Parliament a report on the recent conference of Prime Ministers of the British Commonwealth which was held in London. When the conference was- arranged the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom suggested, and it was agreed, that the main subject for discussion should bo matters pertaining to the Pacific, but that the consultations should afford an 'opportunity for conversations or. other subjects of common concern. The conference opened on the 23rd April, when representatives of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand were present. The Prime Minister of South Africa arrived on the 28th- April. but the Prime Minister of Canada had not reached London before the final meeting attended by me on the 3rd May. However, the matters pertaining to the Pacific which are linked with considerations of British Commonwealth. defence and world security, were fully discussed before my departure, as well as certain other subjects to which I shall refer later, '







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