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Tuesday, 11 May 1920

Mr HUGHES - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : -

1.   Ten.

2.   The Prime Minister, three meetings; Senator Russell, ten meetings; Minister of Agriculture, New South Wales, or Deputy, seven meetings; Minister of Agriculture, Victoria, ten meetings; Minister Controlling South Australian Wheat Scheme, or Deputy, ten meetings; Minister of Agriculture, Western Australia, or Deputy, seven meetings; Growers' Representatives - New South Wales: Mr. R. S. Drummond, nine meetings: Victoria, Mr. W. C. Hill, nine meetings; South Australia, Mr. C. Giles, ten meetings; Western Australia, Mr. S. J. McGibbon, six meetings.

3.   Ministers receive neither fees nor travelling expenses from the Wheat Board. The wheat-growers' representatives are' paid a fee of £4 4s. per day from time of leaving to returning home, together with, any expenses of travelling actually incurred, such as train fares, etc. The aggregate amounts paid to individual members arc: - Mr. Drummond, £278 i.2s. 23.; Mr. Hill, £154 8s.; Mr. Giles, £404 10s.; Mr. McGibbon, £601 15s. 8d.

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