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Thursday, 16 May 1957


Mr WHITLAM (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is directed to you, Mr. Speaker. Is it a fact that the Serjeant-at-Arms of this House, Dr. G. S. Reid, submitted a thesis to the London University entitled " A Comparison of the Financial Procedures of the Parliaments of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Australia "? Is it a fact also that for this thesis he gained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy? In view of the interest of honorable members in this subject, will you, Mr. Speaker, try to arrange with the London University for a copy of his thesis to be placed on the table of this House? In considering this mutter, sir, will you bear in mind the fact that many people interested in parliamentary procedures and responsibilities would welcome the publication of a valuable work similar to those written in recent years by our Clerk and by the Acting Clerk in another place, and subsequently published as parliamentary papers?







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