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Friday, 13 May 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Is it the intention of the Government to appointfurther commercial agents abroad, pending the approval of Parliament? 2.Ifso, what authorityexists for such appointments, and in what countries is it intended to appoint such agents, and when?

Senator PEARCE(for Senator Russell). The following answers are furnished by the Department of Trade and Customs: -

1.   There is no such present intention.

2.   See reply to No. 1.

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Arising out of the answer, Mr.. President-

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