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Tuesday, 11 April 1972
Page: 930

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(1)   What progress has been made by the interdepartmental committee that has been formed to consider the recommendations of the Senate Standing Committee on Health and Welfare in its Report on Mentally and Physically Handicapped Persons in Australia.

(2)   Does the Minister intend reporting to the Senate on the deliberations of this Committee.

Senator Sir KENNETH ANDERSON The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows:

(1)   The interdepartmental committee has met on a number of occasions and further meetings are planned.

(2)   The interdepartmental committee will be reporting to me. I will consider, in the light of any government decisions on the recommendations of the Standing Committee, what further action is to be taken to keep the Senate informed in these matters.

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