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Wednesday, 27 April 1932

Mr LYONS (Wilmot) (Prime Minister and Treasurer) . - by, leave - As announced on the l7th February the Australian Delegation to the forthcoming Imperial Economic Conference at Ottawa will consist of the Right Honorable S. M. Bruce, C.H., P.C., M.C., M.P., Assistant Treasurer, and the Honorable H. S. Gullett, M.P., Minister for Trade and Customs. I have now to intimate that they will be accompanied by the following officers: - Dr. A. E. V. Richardson, M.A., D.Sc, Director of the Waite Agricultural Institute; E. Abbott, Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs; J. F. Murphy, Chief Investigating Officer of the Development Branch ; A. C. Moore, Department of Trade and Customs; L. E. Stevens, Department of Commerce; C. B. Carter, Department of Commerce; Mrs. F. M. Grant, Private Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Customs; Mr. Murphy will act as secretary to the Delegation.

Invitations were extended to representatives of industry and commerce to act as consultants to the Delegation, and those invitations have been accepted by Messrs. R. W. Knox, a former president of the Melbourne Chamber of Commerce ; S. McKay, of McKay, Massey Harris Proprietary Limited; H. W. Osborne, Western District Co-operative Produce Insurance Company Limited; and F. H. Tout, of the Graziers Association.

An invitation was also extended to, and accepted by Mr. M. B. Duffy, who has had a lifelong association with the

Labour movement in Australia, and who is a member of the Commonwealth Bank Board.

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