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Wednesday, 8 September 1920

Mr MAHONY asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Did Mr. J. A. Fitzsimons accept, by letter of the 28th June, 1017, a position in re shipping; and, if so, will the Prime Minister produce the letter?

2.   If so, were the conditions of the said letter complied with by the Prime Minister?

3.   Did Senator Russell give Mr. Fitzsimons a letter on the 21st July, 1917, stating a month's probation would be given ponding the arranged interview with the Prime Minister?

4.   Did Senator Russell's letter contain instructions to procure vouchers for each tram fare, cab hire, train fare, postage, telephone, and telegram; and will he produce a copy of the letter?

5.   Was Mr. Fitzsimons' services terminated abruptly and without due notice?

6.   Did Mr. Fitzsimons during his service send six reports on shipping delays?

7.   If so, did the Prime Minister acknowledge any of them, and will he produce the said reports?

8.   Was Mr. Fitzsimons offered portion of the balance of his account on condition that he signed in full settlement?

9.   Will the Prime Minister give instructions to pay Mr. Fitzsimons' account in full, with interest?

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