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Wednesday, 26 April 1961

Mr Ward d asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Has the panel of departmental heads, which was appointed to make recommendations to a Cabinet committee under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister on the problem of boosting exports, yet reported; if not, when is it expected to do so?

2.   If a report has been made, when does he intend to make known the nature of its recommendations and the Government's decisions thereon?

Mr Menzies (KOOYONG, VICTORIA) (Prime Minister) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   The committee of departmental heads is a continuing committee which has made, and will make, recommendations to the Government on possible means to boost exports.

2.   The Government does not intend to make public the recommendations of its advisers.

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