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Wednesday, 28 September 1910

Senator ST LEDGER (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minis ter representing the Minister of Home Affairs, upon notice -

1.   Whether it is the intention of the Minister to insert, in the census papers questions relating to uuptiul and ex-nuptial parents; and, if so, will the Minister submit to the- Senate or insert in the census paper a clear definition 'of the terms?

2.   Will the State laws dealing with the legitimation of children born before the marriage of their parents be taken into consideration in delining the term?

3.   If the Minister does not intend to obtain answers as referred to in (1) above for census purposes, for what purposes and how does he intend to obtain such information?

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