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Friday, 24 August 1923

Mr PROWSE (Forrest) .- If I am in order, I move -

That the following words be added to the motion, " and that the collection be not purchased."

I submit this amendment on the facts disclosed in the report, which states that the collection comprises about 900 pictures, all by one artist, not altogether famous in the world, and that the cost of housing the pictures would be considerably in excess of the price to be. paid for the collection. It is not properly the' function of Parliament to acquire this collection. It should be purchased by the several art galleries throughout the Commonwealth .

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