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Wednesday, 15 September 1971
Page: 1396

Mr Whitlam asked the Prime Minister, upon notice:

(1)   Did be reveal at his press conference on 27th May 1971 that after he had discussed the matter with the Minister for Defence, instructions were issued to revoke the order calling out the Pacific Islands Regiment.

(2)   What were the dates of (a) his discussion with the Minister for Defence and (b) the revocation of the order.

Mr McMahon - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   (a) Exact details of the relevant discussions are not available.

(b)   22nd April 1971.

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