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(10.) Whether it is desirable that Stipendiary Stewards should be subject to the control of an authority other than the person by whom such Stewards are appointed and/or paid, and, if so, to the control of what authority.
(11.) As to each and every racecourse whether the same the racing track and other the appointments thereof are reasonably suitable for the purpose of horse-racing, having regard in particular to the safety of jockeys and horses.
(12.) Whether any racecourse formerly used as such has ceased to be used as such, and, if so, what are the reasons why such racecourse has ceased to be used as such.

And it is intended by these presents that the word "person" shall mean and include the plural thereof, a corporation, a partnership, an association, a club, and any body of persons: Now, therefore, know Ye that We, reposing especial trust in your zeal, knowledge, learning, industry, discretion, and ability, do by these presents, by and with the advice of Our Executive Council of Our State of Queensland, constitute and appoint you, the said Honourable Hereward Humfry Henchman, James Cadell Garrick, and Frederick James McCarthy, to be our Commissioners for the purpose of inquiring into the matters hereinbefore mentioned and any other matter pertaining thereto as to you should seem meet: And We do hereby require and enjoin you to make diligent inquiry into the matters aforesaid, and for the purpose to exercise all the powers conferred upon a Commission by "The Official Inquiries Evidence Act of 1910" or any Act or Acts in substitution therefor or in amendment thereof: And We do furthermore command and enjoin you to summon before you and to examine all such persons as may appear to you able to inform you concerning the premises and to cause to be taken down in shorthand and reduced into writing the evidence of the several witnesses that may appear before you, and such evidence, together with a full and faithful report touching the matters aforesaid, to transmit to the Honourable The Premier and Chief Secretary of Our said State; And We do hereby appoint You, the said Honourable Hereward Humfry Henchman, to be Chairman of this Our said Commission.

In testimony whereof, We have caused the Public Seal of Our said State to be hereunto affixed.
Witness Our Trusty and Well-beloved His Excellency Sir Thomas Herbert John Chapman Goodwin, Lieutenant-Ceneral on the Retired List and in the Reserve of Officers of Our Army, Knight Commander of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Companion of Our Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Companion of Our Distinguished Service Order, Governor of Our State of Queensland and its Dependencies, in the Commonwealth of Australia, at Government House, Brisbane, this twenty-ninth day of August, in the year of Our Lord One thousand nine hundred and twenty-nine, and in the twentieth year of Our Reign.
(Signed) JOHN GOODWIN.
By His Excellency's Command,
(Signed) A. E. MOORE.