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Tuesday, 18 May 1920


Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Navy) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow: -

1.   War Precautions Regulation 64b of 1915 is still in force; but consent to remittances to German nationals is given, provided the remittances are not -

(a)   in payment of a pre-war debt due to a German, Austrian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, or Turkish national, or a debt which has become due during the war to such a national ;

(b)   in payment of German, Austrian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, or Turkish goods;

(c)   moneys owned by, or the proceeds of the sale of property owned by a German, Austrian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, or Turkish subject;

(d)   for payment to an Austrian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, or Turkish subject;

(e)   for payment to any person of whatever nationality resident or carrying on business in Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, or Turkey.

2.   See answer to No. 1.

3.   See answer to No. 1.

4.   No. See answer to No. 1.

5.   The regulations under the Treaty of Peace Act prohibit remittances to Germany without the consent of the Public Trustee or the release by the Governor-General of the property concerned, where the proposed remittance is the property of a German national.







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