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Tuesday, 28 November 1911

Senator McGREGOR (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are -

1.   The Minister for External Affairs promised the Vice-Consul for Russia that if two of the recently arrived Russian immigrants now in Queensland would go to the Northern Territory to examine its suitableness as a field for Russian immigrants he would send them there and afford them facilities for looking round. These would consist probably of free transit, provision of guides, &c.

2.   Where it appears to the Minister that there is a possibility of. causing a stream of suitable immigrants to flow towards the Territory, he will be pleased to actsimilarly.

3.   The Minister has not seen any statement as to facilities for settlement intended to be offered to Russian immigrants, but they will be only those common to all applicants.

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