Australia (Commission).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 7th March 1928.

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Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill

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asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether any further steps have been taken in conjunction with the Australian Government for the appointment of a Special Commission to inquire into the development of the resources of Australia; and, if so, whether the personnel of the Commission has been selected and the terms of reference yet agreed upon?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

Yes, Sir. Further steps have been taken in the matter and I hope that it will be possible for an announcement to be made shortly both as to the terms of reference and as to the personnel?

Photo of Mr James Couper Mr James Couper , Glasgow Maryhill

Will the right hon. Gentleman say when it will be convenient for me to put down another question?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

I cannot say, but I hope it will be possible to announce the terms of reference and the personnel of the Commission shortly.