§ 38. Sir Waldron Smithers
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he can inform the House on what date the Government of Australia officially inaugurated the Big Ben silent minute observance?
§ The Under-Secretary of Stale for the Colonies (Mr. George Hall)
I have been asked to reply. I am informed that the Australian Broadcasting Commission has, since 29th September, 1941, observed on all its stations a daily pause for private prayer in the minute preceding noon.
§ Sir W. Smithers
Is the Minister aware of the widespread nature of this observance, and will he take steps to make it still more widely known?