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Tuesday, 1 October 1935


Mr A GREEN (KALGOORLIE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) en asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   What were the names of the whole of the party, including the departmental officers, included in the recent delegations to Great Britain ?

2.   What were the individual allowances and total expenses, including travelling and other, incurred by each Minister and officer in each case?

3.   Which Ministers and officers returned via Canada and/or the United States of America, and what were the special total expenses in each instance ?

4.   What was the total period during which each Minister and officer was absent from Australia, front his departure until his return?

5.   What were the total expenses to the Com- mon wealth incurred by the whole of the delegation and those who accompanied them?


Mr Lyons - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   The Right Honorable J. A. Lyons and Mrs. Lyons; the Honorable R. G. Menzies and Mrs. Menzies; the Honorable Sir Henry S. Gullett and Lady Gullett; the Honorable H. V. C. Thorby and Mrs. Thorby; Mr. H. McConaghy; Mr. A. C. Moore: Mr. IT. J. McKenna;' Mr. R. I. Douglas; Mr. A. T. Stirling: Mr. E. McCarthy; Mr. J. A. S wan son : Mr. A. Hopkins; Miss M. Grosvenor; Mis.s M. O'Brien; Mr. E. F. Sunners.

2.   The individual allowances and total expenses, including travelling and other, in respect of each Minister and officer attached to the delegation to London cannot be ascertained at present because the vouchors giving the details of the greater portion of this expenditure have not yet been received from London and New York.

3.   The Right Honorable J. A. Lyons and. Mrs. Lyons; the Honorable R. G. Menzies and Mrs. Menzies; Mr. F. J. McKcuna; Mr. R. 1. Douglas; Mr. A. T. Stirling; Mr. J. A. Swanson; Miss M. Grosvenor.

The special total expenses in each instance are not at present available for the reason given in the answer to 2.

4.   The total period during which each Minister and officer was absent from Australia, from his departure until his return, is as follows: -

The Right Honorable J. A. Lyons and Mrs. Lyons (Melbourne-Canberra) - 24 weeks 4 days.

Mr. McKenna(Melbourne Canberra ) 24 weeks 4 days.

Mr. Douglas(Melbourne Sydney) 24 weeks 4 days.

Miss Grosvenor (Melbourne Canberra ) 24 weeks 4 days.

Mr. Swanson(Melbourne Canberra) 24. weeks 6 days.

The Honorable H. V. C. Thorby and Mrs. Thorby (Melbourne-Sydney) - 2(1 weeks 4 days.

Mr. H.MeConaghy (Melbourne Melbourne) 20 weeks 6 days.

The Honorable R. G. Menzies and Mrs. Menzies (Melbourne-Melbourne ) - 28 weeks 4 days.

Mr. Stirling(Melbourne Melbourne) , 28 weeks 4 days.

Mr. Sunners(Melbourne Melbourne) , 27 weeks (i days.

The following' left Australia on the 19th February, 1935, and have not yet returned: -

The Honorable Sir Henry S. Gullet and

Lady Gullet; Mr. A. C. Moore; Mr. E. McCarthy, Mr. A. Hopkins, Miss O'Brien.

5.   The total expenses to the Commonwealth incurred in respect of the whole delegation which have been brought to account in Australia up to the 26th September, 1935, amount to ?12,146.







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