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Thursday, 31 March 1966

Mr HAROLD HOLT - I take it from the honorable gentleman's question that the Australian Labour Party is opposed to the sale of wheat and wool to Communist China.

Mr McEwen - It will not say where it stands on this.

Mr Calwell - We say where we stand. Wc are in favour of trading with everybody but we are not in favour of sending conscripts to die in jungle warfare.

You, Sir, closed the incident with this very sagacious remark -

That interlude was out of order.

I hope that the " Daily Telegraph " - it may be a vain hope - will at least do me the credit of quoting precisely what I did say.

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