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Friday, 2 August 1946

Mr CHIFLEY (Macquarie) (Prime Minister and Treasurer) . - by leave - I inform honorable members that, as the

Minister for the Navy, Minister for Munitions and Minister for Aircraft Production (Mr. Makin) is about to leave on the first stage of his journey to Washington to take up duty there as Ambassador, I have asked the Minister for Air and Minister for Civil Aviation (Mr. Drakeford) to act as Minister .for the Navy, and the Minister for Post-war Reconstruction and Minister in charge of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Mr. Dedman) to act as Minister for Munitions and Minister for Aircraft Production, as from the 3rd August, 1946. Until the return of the AttorneyGeneral and Minister for External Affairs (Dr. Evatt), I shall act as Minister for External Affairs.

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