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Thursday, 25 October 1973
Page: 2669


Mr WENTWORTH (Mackellar) - Mr

Speaker, I give notice that at the next sitting of the House I shall move:

1.   That a Select Committee of this House be appointed to inquire into:

(a)   the reasons why the raft with the survivors of the 'Blythe Star' was not located more promptly, and

(b)   possible measures to facilitate the prompt location of boats or rafts in difficulties at sea.

2.   That the Committee consist of the mover and seconder, together with 3 members to be nominated by the Prime Minister and to be notified in writing to the Speaker.

3.   That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to move from place to place and to sit during any recess or adjournment of the Parliament.

4.   That the Committee report to this House not later than 30 November 1973.







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