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Official Inquiries Proposed.

Hie Picmier (Ali Hoi/in) announced officially last night that he would leave foi London on lhursda} rebruai} l8 h} the Blue 1 mmel steamer Iliemistoeles lie v ill be accompanied bv Mis Hogan and his private secietai} (Mr J Junfeuirtli)

Although the principal object of the tup w ill he to enable lum to regain his health, Ah Hogan will take the oppoihunty while in Loudon to inspect the if,ent Geneiitl s ofhec willi the object of advising vi bethel it should be icoigaiiiscd 01 amulgitnated with the High Commissiouei s office Ile snd also that he would btudy the possi

bdities of ineieasing trade between England and Australia and exploiting Bntish mar kcts for Austi allan products paiticulailv C,OO(1B cipoited from Arictotia, such as meat, fiuit, and butter

Mr llogin who returned fiom Sjdnc} |vesteulay made the announcement at his lofhce in the Kew Treasury building which he vibited foi the first time since his health broke down in Decembei Aftet i bnef conference with the Acting Piemier (Air runnechffc) and tlio \eting Tieisurer (Mr Jones) Mi Hogan mid - I have been informed that the Cabinet has decided unanimous!} that I should go to 1 ondon foi a trip \fter hav mg discussed the pro posai with Mr lunnethffe and Mi

Jones, I have igreed to accept the decision of the Cabinet Air Hogan added that apu t from the join ncv to London he had undo no plans for his sta} abroad, and the dale of his leturn was unccitain A specialist in Melbourne who had been pie sciibmg treatment foi linn had advised lum stiongl} to lake a long sea vo}age so that his health would be lestoicd com pletel} bcfoio he lestimed official duties

Upon his return fiom S}dne\ Mr Hogan was met by members of the Ministi} and the State Parhamentiy Labour pait}, and the chan man of the Iiailwa}s Commis bioners (Ali H W Clapp) Although tanned by tho sun Mr Hogan was showing the effects of the i elapse which he suffctcd while lestmg at Palm Beach (NSW) The îelapse compelled him to enter St

Vincents Hospital for treatment He | baid tint he had benefited considetablv bj his stn} in hospital but that it had been necessai} foi linn to consult three special isis in Sjdne}

Mr Hogan w ill go to his home at B dlan

in a fen daj s and will leuiam thcic until ] he letmns to Melbourne to join the .Themis tóele» He will not undertake anj otheial duties befoie his departmc

Dunng the absence of Mi nogun the Chief Seeretaiy (Mi runnechffc) will con tinne to act us Picmier and the Mimstei foi Public AVoikb (Mi Jonch) will tide control of the licasui} It is expected that Mi Hogan will be ibsent lor ut least four months A sesbion of the St ile Pailnment is due to begin on \pul 0 It

ib imdeislood that Air llotan has an mged ] a pim with i member of the United Coun try patty to ensuic tint the Mmisli} s

bticngth in the Legislative Abscmbl} will h not be lnipaned b\ Ins iliscnce I