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Friday, 8 February 1929

Mr LONG (LANG, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Whether it is a fact that an officer of his department made use of cars attached to the " Big Four " Economic Mission for the purpose of entertaining personal friends at a picnic on a recent Sunday?

2.   Will he ascertain whether the meals provided for these personal friends at the Hotel Australia were made a charge against funds allotted to cover the expenses of the " Big Four"?

3.   Will he also ascertain whether this same officer had to be ordered from the Hotel Australia premises on another date, owing to being under the influence of liquor?

4.   Will he further ascertain whether one of the car drivers ordered this officer to leave the car because of obscene language used while riding therein?

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