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Tuesday, 16 December 1941

Senator ASHLEY (New South WalesPostmasterGeneral and Minister for Information) (Minister for Information) - by leave - read a copy of the ministerial statement delivered in the House of Representatives by the Minister for External Affairs (Dr. Evatt)(vide page 1084), and laid on the table the following papers: -

Documents relating to United States of America-Japanese Conversations, NovemberDecember, 1941.

Declaration of existence of state of war with Finland, Hungary, Rumania and Japan, 8th December, 1941- Documents relating to procedure of His Majesty's Government, in the Commonwealth of Australia.

Motion (by Senator Collings) proposed -

That the papers be printed.

Debate (on motion by Senator McLeay) adjourned.

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