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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4394


Mr N H Bowen (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Foreign Affairs) - For the information of honourable members, I present a report submitted to me by the Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs on the Indian Ocean Region. The report represents the Committee's findings after an extensive and diligent investigation carried out by it over a period of 18 months, lt will help to clarify important issues and, while the Government does not necessarily agree with all of it, it makes a useful contribution to knowledge. 1 have pleasure, therefore, in making it available to the House and to the public.

Ordered that the report be printed.

Motion (by Mr N.St. Bowen) proposed:

That lbc House lake note of the paper.

Debate (on motion by Mr Whitlam) adjourned.







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