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Thursday, 20 June 1946


Mr Fadden n asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Did he receive a letter, dated 11th August,. 1945, from Mr. W. T. Hughes, of Brisbane, enclosing a copy of a letter, dated 11th April, 1945, addressed to the late right honorable John Curtin, containing statements regarding certain members of the censorship staff in Brisbane?

2.   Did the Prime Minister order any investigation into the grave allegations contained therein ?

3.   If so, will he furnish a detailed reply to the statement made by Mr. Hughes, particularly with regard to the employment on the Brisbane censorship staff of the men referred to? 1704 Answers to [REPRESENTATIVES.] Questions.


Mr Chifley - The answers to the right honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   A letter dated 31st July, 1945, was received from Mr. W. T. Hughes enclosing copy of a letter dated llth April, 1945, addressed to the late Prime Minister regarding certain members of the censorship staff in Brisbane. 2 and 3. - No. The matters referred to had previously been fully investigated by the Department of the Army following the receipt of earlier correspondence from Mr. Hughes and appropriate action taken where necessary.

Food for Britain.


Mr Francis s asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Following his trip to England, does he intend to initiate a gift of food to the United Kingdom ?

2.   If not, does he intend to increase the quantity of food shipped to the United Kingdom ?.


Mr Chifley - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   No.

2.   Every effort is being made to increase exports of food to the United Kingdom.







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