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Wednesday, 29 June 1938

Mr Price e asked the Minister representing the Acting Attorney-General, upon notice -

1.   What are the fees payable in (a) New Zealand, (b) Australia, and (c) Great Britain in respect of renewals of trade marks registration ?

2.   In what year in New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain, respectively, did the fees come into force with regard to (a) lodging of applications, (b) registration, and (c) renewal on the register?

3.   What were the respective fees prior to these fees coming into force, and in what year, in each case, did the earlier fees come into force?

4.   How many unremoved trade marks were on the register at the endof theyears 1935-36 and 1936-37 ?

Mr Hughes - The Acting AttorneyGeneral has supplied the following information : -

1.   The fees payable in New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain in respect of the renewal of registration of trade marks are £2, £5 and £2 respectively.

2.   3 and 4. The information is beiug obtained.

Telegrams from Candidate to E lectors.

Mr Makin n asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   How many telegrams as follows: - "As a primary producer residing in the district I would greatly appreciate your support at to-morrow's Legislative Council by-election. Vote yourself and persuade your friends to vote also. Every vote is required. Ron W.R. Hunt. Bordertown." - were handled by the Postmaster-General's Department for the defeated Liberal-Country party candidate, R. W. R. Hunt, in the recent by-election for the Legislative Council vacancy in the southern division in South Australia?

2.   By whom were these telegrams paid for?

3.   What was the total amount paid?

Mr Perkins - I regret that the Post- master-General is unable to furnish the information asked by the honorable member,as the divulgence of such particulars would be an infringement of the Post and Telegraph Act.

Overseas Air-mail Service:internal Distribution.

Mr Price e asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Hashe received from the Adelaide Chamberof Commercea telegram having reference to overseasairmail delivered at Darwin being forwarded to Adelaide by the existingair servicebetween Adelaide and Darwin?

2.   Ifso,whatconsiderationhas been given to this question,and what action its proposed?

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

1.   Yes. 2.Details of the Commonwealth Government's proposals for the internal distribution of overseas air mail will be announced in connexion with the consideration by Parliament of thebill relating to the Empire airmail.

Mr Forde e asked the Minister representing the Postmaster-General, upon notice - 1.Whatare thenames of the membersof the AustralianBroadcasting Commission,and for what periodare they appointed?

2.   What salary or allowance is paid to each member perannum?

3.   How oftenare meetings of the commission held?

4.   What salary is paid to the general manager,and what is the term of his appointment?

5.   Howmany are on the stuff of the Australian Broadcasting Commission under the generalmanager,and what salary is paid to each ofthemanagers of the Australian national stations ?

Mr Perkins - The PostmasterGeneral has supplied the following information: -

1   . The names ofthe members of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, whose present period of appointment will expire on the31st October, 1938, are- WilliamJames Cleary, Esquire (Chairman); Herbert Brookes, Esquire (vice-chairman) ; the Honorable Richard Beaumont Orchard, C.B.E.; Mrs. May RamsayCouchman:James Walters Kitto, Esquire, O.B.E.

2.   The chairman receives £500 per annum; the vice-chairman, £400 per annum: each of the othercommissioners, £300 per annum.

3.   4 and5. The Australian Broadcasting Commission has beenasked to supply answers to these questions.

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