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Thursday, 29 September 1955

Dr EVATT - It would be very reasonable to read the document, would it not? I ask the honorable member for Mallee, to whom perhaps I may refer as the acting Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce and Agriculture, to consider how much better informed he would be if he did read it.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The right honorable gentleman may read so much of the document as relates to defence.

Dr EVATT - I could not possibly read all of it in the time at my disposal. I want to incorporate it in Hansard.

Mr Keon - No.

Dr EVATT - I hear the honorable member for Yarra (Mr. Keon) say " No ". As he has denounced the document, he should regard it as the best instrument with which to attack us.

Mr Keon - I want the Leader of the Opposition to read it.

Dr EVATT - Does the honorable member want me to read all seventeen clauses? I will not do that. I will deal with the matter in my own way.

Honorable members interjecting,

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