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Friday, 18 September 1942

Senator ALLAN MacDONALD (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - I ask the Minister for the Interior the following questions -

1.   Has his attention been drawn to a statement published in this morning's issue of the Canberra Times, in which it is reported that an order, signed by Senator J. S. Collings, as Minister for the Interior, has been served on a Canberra member of the Australian Imperial Force, reported as being a prisoner of war in Malaya, for the eviction of his sick wife and two children from their home on account of the nonpayment of rent?

2.   Will the Minister state if this report is correct?

3.   If it is not correct, will he give the facts of the case in order that the peace of mind of our fighting men and their families may not be unnecessarily disturbed by this newspaper report ?

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