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Tuesday, 4 May 1971

Senator GREENWOOD - The AttorneyGeneral has supplied the' following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   This is not a matter within my knowledge.

(2)   I am informed that at about this time Mrs Dalton did telephone an officer of the Attorney General's Department but that the conversation did not relate to an attack on naval vessels.

(3)   My enquiries indicate that Mrs Dalton was, at her own request, interviewed by 2 security officers but that the interview related in no way to any 'intended attack' on naval vessels at Garden Island.

(4)   I am informed, that the depot was not closed on the days mentioned.

(5)   At the time mentioned several ships of the United States Navy were in Sydney for Coral Sea Week which coincided with Sydney University Commemoration Week. I am informed that, as a result of warning of expected student activities, ships were searched but nothing unusual occurred.

(6)   I am informed that there was no such incident.

(7)   I am informed that there was no such incident.

(8)   I am informed that the Department of Navy has at all times been aware of the effects of 4 vessels being docked together.

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