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Wednesday, 27 May 1942

Dr PRICE (BOOTHBY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Will the Prime Minister inform the House who were the learned counsel from whom the Commonwealth Government obtained opinions on uniform taxation? Will the right honorable gentleman table those opinions for the information of honorable members?

Mr CURTIN - It is not the practice to give the information that the honorable gentleman seeks. Other counsel may be quoted in another place and the matter may subsequently come to litigation. We do not propose to give to any body else the advantage of our very well authenticated knowledge.

Mr ARCHIE CAMERON - Can the Prime Minister supply me with the names of King's Counsel who have been retained 'by the Commonwealth Government with a view to possible litigation arising out of measures before this House? Alternatively, with a view to conserving man-power, will he supply me with the names of those who have not been retained?

Mr CURTIN - An affirmative answer in either case would give information 'which it is not the practice to give, and I have to say "No" to the honorable gentleman.

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