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Tuesday, 1 July 1941

Debate resumed from the 25th June (vide page 344), ou motion by Senator Aylett -

1.   That a joint committee of the Parliament be appointed to inquire into and report upon all matters relating to -

(a)   the growing and processing of flax; (ft) the composition, functions and operations of the Flax Board.

2.   That three members of the Senate and four members of the House of Representatives be appointed to serve on such committee.

3.   That the committee be empowered to send for persons, papers and records, to move from place to place, and to sit during the adjournment of Parliament.

4.   That a message be sent to the House of Representatives requesting its concurrence and asking that four members be appointed to serve on such committee.

Senator McLEAY(South AustraliaMinister for Supply and Development) | 4.27 | . - As Leader of the Senate, I do not think that a parliamentary committee is a satisfactory body to examine and report on such highly technical matters as the growing and processing of flax. I therefore ask the Senate to reject the motion. Having read the speech deliveredby the honorable senator in moving his motion, I am of the opinion that he grossly exaggerated the position.







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