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Wednesday, 16 September 1942

Senator FRASER (Western Australia) (Minister for External Territories) . - The answer supplied to the honorable senator was compiled because of the request to allow certain Army information to he conveyed to legal practitioners who are not members of the forces, but in view of the honorable senator's further representations and the fact that, according to him, there was a delay in arriving at decisions owing to the lack of legal assistance to relatives of deceased soldiers,I shall discuss the matter with the Minister for the Army (Mr. Forde) and see whether or not we can add to the number of officers required in Western Australia to facilitate this work or, on the other hand, allow these people to do the work in an honorary capacity.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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