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Monday, 11 June 1928

Mr FORDE asked the Minister for Health, upon notice -

1.   When was the royal commission appointed to inquire into the Bundaberg serum tragedy ?

2.   How many witnesses were examined and where were they examined?

3.   What has been the cost of the commission to date?

4.   When will the commission's -'report be tabled in Parliament?

5.   In view of the fact that the honorable member for Capricornia has been approached in regard to compensation, will the Government, after perusing the report, give favorable consideration to the question of compensating to some extent the bereaved relatives, who are all working people?

6.   If the Government cannot admit the right of any claim for compensation against the Federal Government, will he give consideration to the question of making a grant of money to the relatives, in view of the great benefit to science as the result of the investigations into the cause of the tragedy?

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