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Thursday, 7 July 1921

Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - If it is necessary to hold an inquiry into the conditions of, say, the Papuan Service, it ought not be necessary to send the Board to make that inquiry, and it would be extravagance to do so. In such case,the Board would probably depute one member to deal with the question, but he would require to be armed with the full powers of the Board to call for papers, and so forth. These powers would be delegated to him at a meeting of the Board. On his return he would probably report to the full Board, which would come to an ultimate decision on the matter.

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