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Thursday, 13 November 1941

Senator E B JOHNSTON (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

Before filling the vacancy on the Commonwealth Bank Board, will the Government take into consideration a recommendation contained in the report of the Royal Commission on Banking that on account of the special disabilities of Western Australia a resident of that State should be appointed to the board f

Senator COLLINGS - The incident is closed.

Senator McLEAY (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Leader of the Government in the Senate, upon notice -

1.   Is it the intention of the Government, as suggested in the morning press, to appoint Mr. W. C. Taylor, a Sydney solicitor, to the vacancy on the Commonwealth Bank Board!

2.   If so, does the Government believe that the appointment of a prominent Labour party executive officer to an important public position is in the best interests of the nation?

3.   In view of the fact that the retiring member of the board is representative of country interests, will that aspect be taken into consideration by the Government when the appointment is being made?

Senator COLLINGS - 'The incident is closed.

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