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Tuesday, 20 September 1960

Mr Ward d asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Have thirteen different Ministers, including himself, toured overseas in the past two years, at a cost to the taxpayers of over £113,000?

2.   Has the total cost of ministerial overseas visits since the first Menzies Government took office in 1949 now passed the £1,250,000 mark?

Mr Menzies - The answer to the honorable member's questions is as follows: - 1 and 2. The cost of individual visits overseas by Ministers is included as a separate item in the estimates each year and is available for the honorable member.

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