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Friday, 2 December 1927


Senator CHAPMAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Is the Minister representing the Minister for Health aware that there has been a recurrence of an inconvenient complaint among the residents of Canberra? I understand it is ascribed partly to the after effects of ptomaine poisoning, several cases of which were reported after the dinner to the Eight Honorable L. C. M. S. Amery, Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs. I am informed that during the last day or two several citizens have been affected in the same manner. If the matter has been brought under his notice, will the Minister consult with the Minister for Health with a view to having an investigation made?


Senator Sir WILLIAM GLASGOW - I was not aware that any citizens were affected in the manner described by the honorable senator after the dinner given to the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, but I have heard that, during the last few days, a number of people have been suffering from a certain complaint. I shall direct the attention of the Minister for Health to the matter.







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