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Tuesday, 10 November 1953

Mr MENZIES - Before the Estimates are approved by the Parliament they go before a committee, if one cares to call it that, namely, the Cabinet.

Mr Bryson - A most unreliable committee.

Mr MENZIES - That depends upon the Cabinet itself. I have the greatest admiration for my own Cabinet, but I had an awfully low opinion of the Cabinet supported by the honorable member for Wills when the Labour Government was in office. At present I am bound to tell the honorable member for Fawkner that I see no reason for extending the jurisdiction of the Public Accounts Committee in the remarkable fashion that he suggests. It is doing its work now, and is producing results.

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