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Wednesday, 10 October 1956

Mr STOKES (MARIBYRNONG, VICTORIA) - My question refers to a recent report that an air travel bottleneck had developed at Manila, which is likely to prevent 268 athletes, representing nine countries, from reaching Melbourne in time for the forthcoming Olympic Games. Can the Minister for Civil Aviation give the House an assurance that he will immediately take whatever steps are available to him to ensure that those athletes will be able to participate in the games? It has been stated that at present their chances of so doing are very remote.

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