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Tuesday, 29 June 1937

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.On the 25th June, Senator E. B. Johnston asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister the following questions, upon notice: -

1.   Was evidence received in Australia by Sir Walter Kinnear and Mr. G. H. Ince, the visiting experts on national insurance?

2.   Why was Mr. C. H. Iffla, the president of the Australian Pensioners League, refused permission to give evidence before these gentlemen?

The Acting Prime Minister hag supplied the following answers to the honorable senator's questions: -

1.   Sir WalterKinnear and Mr. Ince did not take formal evidence in Australia on national insurance. They did, however, interviewsuch persons and organizations as they considered necessary.

2.   Mr. Ifflasuggested that be should be brought from Western Australia to furnish information in' the interests of old-age and invalid pensioners, but this action was not considered necessary.

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