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WAR WITH JAPS

PART DISCUSSION NEXT WEEK Parliamentary Reporter WELLINGTON, this day. New Zealand's future war effort and the use of her 'forces will be discussed by the House of Representatives on Thursday next. A statement to this effe&t was made by the Prime Minister,/ Mr. Fraser, when the house met Uiis morning. Mr. Fraser said he had expressed the hope that it would be possible to discuss the question of New Zealand's part in theVwar against Japan and the use of the Dominion's military forces to the* end of winning victory against the remaining enemy and, thereby, once more recording what they had affiryned and reaffirmed right from this outbreak of the war—the use of the Dominion's resources in endeavouring to defeat the common enemy. jHe had discussed the matter Avith the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Holland, who concurred as to the advisability of the discussion. He (Mr: Fraser) had thought it would be; possible to arrange the discussion fL or to-day, but Mr. Holland quite reasonably had pointed out that there were important matters to be considered, and information to be studied, and that it would be more advisable for the discussion to take p/lace next week. He concurred in th&t view and the discussion would b/e held next Thursday. Mr. Fraser added that he thought that would nneet the desire of the public to know what was to be done in future regarding New Zealand's war effort, and the utilisation of the country's forces.

The LeaXler of the Opposition confirmed M.T. Fraser's statement. He said ther)e had been discussions and the mattter would be considered by a committee of the Opposition over the week-end] because the Opposition thought Jt proper, when asked to study such matters, to do so very closely. / The Opposition had had a meeting/ and had decided that time was required to study the situation properly, and that to-day would be too early to have a discussion.

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WAR WITH JAPS, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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WAR WITH JAPS Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 176, 27 July 1945

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