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Thursday, 13 November 1941

Senator COLLINGS - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follows : -

1.   My declaration was that the headquarters of all Commonwealth departments, other than fighting Services, Munitions and Supply, would be transferred from Melbourne to Canberra as soon as possible, and that I would do everything 1 could with the funds and accommodation available, to bring them to Canberra at the earliest possible date. 2. (a) 13; (b) 105, comprising five permanent officers on loan from other Commonwealth departments,96 temporary employees, and 4 honorary assistants (ex-senior Commonwealth public servants) ; (c) 14.

3.   Mr. F.G. Shedden.

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