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Monday, 14 October 1991
Page: 1799


Mr HOWE (-Acting Prime Minister) —-I inform the House that the Prime Minister, Mr Hawke, left yesterday, 13 October, to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Zimbabwe and will return to Australia on 25 October. I will be Acting Prime Minister during that period. I also inform the House that the Treasurer, Mr Kerin, left on Friday for overseas on Government business, including meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. He will return to Australia on 1 November. The Minister for Finance, Mr Willis, is Acting Treasurer. Questions normally addressed to Mr Kerin should be directed to Mr Willis. The Minister for Higher Education and Employment Services, Mr Baldwin, has been delayed and will be here shortly.