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Friday, 3 September 1920

Mr SPEAKER - The information, if given at all, should be supplied by the Treasurer. It is for the right honorable gentleman himself to say whether it should be given.

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Treasurer) - I should like to say, with your permission, Mr. Speaker, that the intimations issued every month to honorable members in regard to the payment of their allowances are signed by officers of this House, who are under your control.

Mr SPEAKER - That is so ; but the information is always treated by me as confidential.

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