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Thursday, 25 July 1946

Mr MAKIN (HINDMARSH, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Minister for Aircraft Production) - When a question on the matter was submitted to me by the honorable member forFawkner, I was under the distinct impression that he had made reference to certain Dutch ships which had been tied up in Australian ports during the period of which he spoke, and which were reported to have left those ports. I indicated that to the best of my knowledge no Australian personnel had been used for the manning of thosevessels. I certainly had in mind Royal Australian Navy personnel, for otherwise the matter would not require my attention as Minister for the Navy. Any other circumstances would have been the concern of the Minister for Supply and Shipping. I can state quite truthfully and fearlessly that what I said last week about no personnel of the Royal Australian Navy manning the ships was correct.

Mr Holt - Werethey discharged Royal Australian Navy personnel?

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