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Thursday, 30 April 1942

Senator COLLINGS - The Prime Minister has submitted the following answers : -

The information as to the cost of the joint committees furnished to the honorable senator on the 25th March, 1942, with the exception of the Committee on Social Security, included the amount of travelling expenses paid to the secretaries and other officers .assisting the committees but did not include the salary of such officers. The cost of salary in each instance was borne by the parliamentary or public service department of which the officer was a member.

In the case of the Committee on Social Security the cost shown in the reply furnished to the honorable senator included the secretary's salary and travelling expenses for the period that he was exclusively engaged on work for the committee.

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