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Wednesday, 29 October 1941

Senator AYLETT (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Development, upon notice -

1.   Will the Minister supply to the Senate a copy of the indictment and a summary of the evidence received from the Commonwealth representative in America, against directors of the great international aluminium combine known as Alcoa?

2.   If not, will he give senators an opportunity to peruse the file?

SenatorFRASER. - This matter con- cerns the Minister for Munitions, who has made the following information available : - 1 and 2. A copy of each of the documents referred to has been placed in the Library for the honorable senators' perusal. Advice was received to-day from the Australian Trade Commissioner, New York, to the effect that judgment on this case has now been delivered by the Federal Court and the company has been absolved on all charges brought against it.

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