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Wednesday, 17 September 1941

Senator McLEAY (South Australia) (Minister for Supply and Development) . - by leave- I desire to inform the Senate that on the 29th August, consequent upon the resignation of the Right Honorable R. G. Menzies as Prime Minister, the Honorable A. W. Fadden was commissioned by His Excellency the GovernorGeneral to form a Ministry.

In addition to his appointment as Prime Minister, Mr. Fadden was appointed to the office of Treasurer; and the Right Honorable R. G. Menzies was appointed Minister for Defence Coordination.

No other change has been made in the portfolios held by Ministers since the Senate adjourned on the 28th August.

The representation of Senate Ministers in the House of Representatives as it existed when tie Senate adjourned has been varied only to the degree that the Minister for Air (Mr. McEwen) instead of the Minister for the Army (Mr. Spender) will represent the Minister for Aircraft Production (Senator Leckie).

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