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Wednesday, 4 May 1921


Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answers are -

1.   Yes. Mr, Fiddington and Mr. Mills.

2.   Mr. Fiddington-

(a)   Chairman of the Royal Commission appointed to inquire into the cost of living and other matters.

(b)   Mr. Fiddingtonwas Acting in this capacity prior to 10th August, 1920.

(c)   The Commission has completed its work, and Mr, Fiddington is now engaged in' clearing up certain details prior to termination of his engagement, which will take effect at an early date.

(d)   Letters Patent issued by His Excellency the Governor-General, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, and in pursuance of the Constitution of the Commonwealth, the Royal Commissions Act 1902-1912, and other enabling powers.

(e)   ?2,500 per annum.

Mr. Mills

(a)   Member of the Royal Commission inquiring into the incidence of Commonwealth taxation.

(b)   10th September, 1920.

(c)   The Commission is still conducting its inquiries.

(d)   Letters Patent issued by His* Excellency the Governor-General acting with the advice of the Federal Executive ' Council and in pursuance of the Constitution of the Commonwealth, the Royal Commissions Act 1902-1912, and other, enabling' powers.. .

(e)   ?2,000 per annum.

It may be mentioned that Mr. Mills holds the position of Comptroller-General, Department of Trade andCustoms, but was appointed an ' acting member of the Inter-State Commission, and is now being utilised by the Government in connexion with the Royal Commission on taxation.







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