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Tuesday, 8 November 1938

Sir EARLE PAGE (Cowper) (Minister for Commerce) . - I move -

That the House do now adjourn.

The Prime Minister desires me to inform honorable members that in consequence of the acceptance by His Excellency the Governor-General of the resignation of the Honorable T. W. White from the office of Minister of State for Trade and Customs, the Prime Minister recommended to His Excellency that the Honorable John Arthur Perkins be appointed to fill the vacancy. Mr. Perkins has been so appointed. The Prime Minister further recommended to His Excellency that the Honorable Eric John Harrison be appointed Minister without portfolio. This has been done. Mr. Harrison will assist the Prime Minister in receiving deputations and undertaking other work associated with the Prime Minister's Department. He will also administer External Territories on behalf of the Prime Minister.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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