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Wednesday, 7 August 1946

Mr DRAKEFORD - As. I recently informed the House in answer to a question by the honorable member, I was under the impression that ACI Jones had been discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force. I have read the paragraph in to-day's Canberra Times, a newspaper that I find the time to read before I come to the House because it is published in pithy form and does not take long to read. When the case was brought to my notice, I was given to understand that immediate effect had been given to the suspension of the sentence upon and the discharge from custody of ACI Jones. I' also understood that action was being taken to discharge him from the Royal Australian Air Force. According to the press report, however, such action has not yet been taken. I have directed that if ACI Jones is still in the Royal Australian Air Force" he shall be discharged immediately. Arrangements to that end should be completed within the next few days. If he is then still in the Royal Australian Air Force, I shall ask for an explanation of the incorrectness of the information previously furnished to me.

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