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Wednesday, 15 May 1957

Mr WARD (EAST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Last week, the Deputy Prime Minister, in reply to a question, advised me that the Prime Minister's statement during his tour of Japan, advocating a fully re-armed Japan, had been, not an expression of his own opinion, but an expression of Government policy. Yesterday, in reply to a question directed to him by the honorable member for Yarra, the Deputy Prime Minister stated that the report had been distorted and that the Prime Minister had never made such a declaration. I ask the Deputy Prime Minister: On which occasion was he speaking the truth?

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