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Thursday, 17 November 1938

Mr Mahoney y asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   What loans have been raised through the Loan Council for the States since 1931-32?

2.   How much of such loans has been used eachyear for the payment of interest by the States?

Mr CASEY (CORIO, VICTORIA) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -


2.   So far asI am aware, the States do not use loan moneys for thepayment of interest.

Mr Francis s asked the Minister for External Affairs,upon notice -

1.   Hashe or the Government received any communication from His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom or any Minister of that Government concerning the atrocities alleged to have 'been perpetrated on Jews in Germany ?

2.   If so, will he furnish a summary of the information received?

Mr Hughes (NORTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for External Affairs) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   Assuming that the honorable member refers to the re-ported measures taken against the Jews in Germany during the last fortnight, the answer is that the Commonwealth Government has not received any communication from the United Kingdom Government on this subject.

2.   See answer to No. 1.

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