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Thursday, 30 April 1942

Mr PROWSE (FORREST, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - In view of the extreme shortage of man-power, to which reference has been made by the Prime Minister to-day, willthe right honorable gentleman say what the Government is doing in connexion with the utilization of the services of prisoners of war in this country, internees, refugees, and both naturalized and unnaturalized aliens on necessary non-military labour? Will he direct the Man-Power and Resources Survey Committee to investigate that . area of possible man-power?

Mr.CURTIN.- I shall have prepared and submitted to the Parliament information relating to what is being done with the various categories of persons referred to by the honorable member.

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