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Friday, 11 November 1910

Senator E J RUSSELL (VICTORIA) - Has the attention of the Vice-President of the Executive Council been called to the following statement in to-day's Age: -

Considering the large attendances at Flemington on each of the four days of the Spring meeting, the number of offences was unusually small. Three men on Derby day were arrested for uttering counterfeit sovereigns, and a barman was also arrested for larceny. Melbourne Cup day was a blank, no arrest being made.

I understand that something like 120,000 persons attended the Melbourne Cup meeting, and that no arrests were made. Will the Minister have inquiries made as to whether that record has ever been surpassed by any country in the world, as a counterblast to reflections which certain persons are continually casting on the people of this State?

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