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Thursday, 31 July 1902

Mr THOMSON asked the Acting Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Can he give any information with regard to the cable messages lately received which appear to indicate an intention on the part of Canada, presumably with the assistance of Australia, to enter into extensive contracts for the conveyance of mails ?

2.   Will the Government see that the Commonwealth is not committed either to policy or detail till Parliament has beenconsulted?

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