Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Tuesday, 6 December 1927

SenatorNEEDHAM asked the.

Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice - 1.Did Senator Sir George Pearce make a statement some time prior to the last Federal elections, as reported in the Western Australian Sunday Times, of 14th November.1926, to the effect that Western Australia would receive £450,000 per annum for a period of five years ?

2.   If so, was he speaking on behalf of the Ministry when he made such statement?

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The newspaper quoted by the honorable senator is so notoriously unable to state the truth, where I am concerned, that I should be inclined to doubt any statement it might make on any subject; but the speech in which I outlined the policy of the Government was fully reported in the West Australian and other reputable journals, and I refer the honorable senator to their reports.

Suggest corrections