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Wednesday, 19 June 1946

Mr LAZZARINI (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Works and Housing) - The claim by Smith's Weekly that the inquiry was the result of disclosures made by it is about as accurate as are a lot of other statements made by it from time to time. The inquiry was almost complete before Smith's Weekly knew anything about it and published the article.

Mr Harrison - The inquiry is still going on.

Mr LAZZARINI - No inquiry is going on. The inquiry into the matters referred to by Smith's Weekly has long been disposed of and, as the honorable gentleman knows, the answer to the question is that that inquiry was instituted by me a month or six weeks before anything was said about the matters inquired into, either in this House or elsewhere.

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