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Friday, 28 November 1986
Page: 4062

(Question No. 4277)

Mr Braithwaite asked the Minister for Trade, upon notice, on 5 June 1986:

(1) Did he ask Sir Peter Abeles to nominate someone for the position of Senior Trade Commissioner in Milan; if so, when.

(2) When was Sir Peter Abeles' nomination received and who received it.

(3) Is he able to say whether Senator Prandini asked Sir Peter Abeles to ask him to give the position of Senior Trade Commissioner in Milan to Mr Emanuel Klein.

Mr Dawkins —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) I do not believe that confidential discussions held between a Minister and members of the business community should be revealed in this way and I therefore do not propose to answer this question.

(2) See (1) above.

(3) No.