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Tuesday, 23 May 1939

Mr BLAIN - In view of the startling statement of Captain Waterson, who at one timewas in charge of the Larrakia, as to inordinate expenditure and maladministration in connexion with that vessel, will the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior recommend to the Minister for Defence that a sloop be sent to northern waters to undertake patrol work under the control of the navy or that the existing patrol vessel be transferred to the defence authorities, to whom the. patrol of Northern Territory waters really belongs?

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