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 6 MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Mr Howard (Prime Minister) informed the House that, during the absence abroad of Mr M. A. J. Vaile (Minister for Trade), Mr Downer (Minister for Foreign Affairs)would answer questions on his behalf.

Mr Howard also informed the House that, during the absence of Mr I. E. Macfarlane (Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources), Mr Hockey (Minister for Small Business and Tourism)would be Acting Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources.