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Wednesday, 10 September 1958


Mr TOWNLEY (Denison) (Minister for Supply) . - by leave - I wish to make a short statement in reference to a speech made to the House on 14th August by my colleague, the Minister for Trade (Mr. McEwen), just before he left Australia. The Minister is reported in " Hansard " on page 428, lines 29 to 33, as saying -

It is a Budget in which there is an unwillingness on the part of the Government to raise by revenue . . .

Whether it was due to a slip of the tongue or to a reporting error, I am unable to say, but the Minister has asked me to make it clear that this passage should read -

It is a Budget in which there is no unwillingness on the part of the Government to raise by revenue . . .

The error was overlooked when the " Hansard " proofs were checked after the speech, but, small though the word is, it changes the whole sense of the Minister's remarks, and he is most anxious that the correct word be recorded.







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