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Tuesday, 16 May 1972
Page: 1650

Senator POKE (TASMANIA) - In view of recent Press reports, will the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industry, in the interests of the wool growers of Australia, indicate to the Senate whether it will be possible for the Government to afford the

Parliament the opportunity to debate the report of the Randall Committee before the winter recess?

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN - Firstly, I say to the honourable senator that on 2nd May the Prime Minister made a statement in which he indicated that the report of the Randall Committee would not be available until about a fortnight after that date. No doubt, the Prime Minister and his senior Ministers will want to study the Randall Committee report very closely before they take any action. Therefore, I think that the House will be in recess before that time has arrived. I cannot see any possible way for the House or the Senate to consider the Randall Committee report before the end of this session.

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