§ Mr. LORIMER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department when we may expect the Report of the delegation which proceeded to Australia in March, 1923; if he can give the cost of the delegation; and if the total sum has been borne by this country?
§ Mr. PARKINSON
In the unavoidable absence of the Parliamentary Secretary, I have been asked to reply. It is hoped that the Report will be laid before Parliament this month. The total cost of the delegation to His Majesty's Government was approximately £4,500, but the Australian Government incurred expenditure over and above this amount in providing travelling facilities, including special trains—when necessary—motor cars and much hospitality. I am glad to have this opportunity of expressing on behalf of His Majesty's Government our appreciation of the great courtesy and invaluable help extended to our delegates throughout their visit.