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Thursday, 9 December 1971
Page: 4597

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Shipping and Transport, upon notice:

(1)   Has his attention been drawn to a report in The Australian Financial Review' of 13th October 1971 that the interdepartmental committee reviewing the Tariff Board's report on shipbuilding comprises representatives of the Treasury and the Departments of Trade and Industry, Shipping and Transport and Labour and National Service.

(2)   Are these Departments represented on the committee.

Mr Nixon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   It is not the policy of this Government to give information on these matters which concern advice to Ministers and arrangements between Ministers and their advisers.

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