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Friday, 19 May 1939

Mr SPEAKER - Order ! The honorable member must observe the rules under which questions are asked. He is not entitled to ask whether a Minister is aware of certain things. If the honorable member will read the rules-

Mr Green - If I were to follow those rules I would never be able to ask a question at all.

Mr SPEAKER - Order ! The rules have been compiled after a careful examination of the Standing Orders. A

Minister should not be asked whether he is or is not aware of certain things. The honorable member should ask for the information' required.

Mr GREEN - Is it a fact that Air Lines Limited, which is conducting a service between Perth, Wiluna and Kalgoorlie, is in a precarious financial position and is asking for an increased subsidy because the present subsidy is insufficient to enable the company to carry on?

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