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Thursday, 30 September 1971
Page: 1731

Mr SCHOLES (Corio) - I wish to make a personal explanation.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Hallett)Doesthe honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr SCHOLES - Yes. I claim to have been misrepresented by the Prime Minister (Mr McMahon) in answering a question I asked him relating to imputations by the Minister for the Navy (Dr Mackay) that employees of Australian naval dockyards were spies and saboteurs. The Prime Minister in reply named a person who I do not know and who I understand is not an employee of Commonwealth naval dockyards and suggested that this person was a Communist, thereby imputing that all persons who work in naval dockyards were spies and saboteurs. I suggest it was a totally improper answer to the question.

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