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Wednesday, 24 October 1956

Mr RUSSELL (GREY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - By way of preface to my question to the Prime Minister, may 1 say that some six years ago I requested the then Minister for Health to set up a committee of experts to study the best methods of preventing and treating poliomyelitis? This he did, but every one associated with the inquiry came from the eastern States. I then asked the Minister whether his selection of the committee meant that he thought all the brains were to be found in the eastern States. To this question he gave a political reply. I now desire to ask the Prime Minister on behalf of 848,526 persons in South Australia, and at the same time to congratulate-

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