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Tuesday, 14 August 1906

Mr FRAZER (KALGOORLIE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

1.   Whether he is aware of the fact that Mr.

John Potter, of the firm of Birt, Potter and Hughes, is associated with the new Mail Contract ?

2.   Is he aware that Mr. Hughes, of the firm of Birt, Potter and Hughes, was until very recently, if he is not at present, chairman of the Shipping Conference, or ring, which from London regulates freights 'to Australia?

3.   Would the fact of the new mail company becoming associated with the London Shipping Conference in any way infringe any provisions of the Anti-Trust Bill recently passed by this House ?

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