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Friday, 6 March 1942

Mr MORGAN - Last week, the Prime Minister promised to take up with the Minister for Aircraft, Production the matter of the impartial inquiry that was promised in connexion with allegations made by employees of the aircraft works, Lidcombe. This morning, I received the following letter from the Minister for Aircraft Production : -

The Prime Minister has drawn to my attention your inquiry as to whetherhe had considered the report of the Leader of the Opposition on the Aircraft Engine Factory, Lidcombe, and when the impartial inquiry by me would be set up to investigate certain charges which had been made against the management. As you are aware, the Advisory War Council appointed Mr. Fadden to make this inquiry andhis reporthasbeen presented to the Government.

As pointed out by the Prime Minister, however, this report is confidential and it isnot proposed to table it in the House.

I was given clearly to understand that this inquiry-

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