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Friday, 8 May 1942

Mr MORGAN (REID, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is the Minister for the Army aware that service men who patronize army canteens are subjected to what is really an unauthorized sales tax because, in respect of certain articles, these canteens charge prices in excess of those charged by city stores ; for example, the prices of tooth paste, razor blades, boot polish, and other articles are from 1½. to1d. greater? Will the honorable gentleman inquire into the matter, with a view to ensuring that the lowest prices will be quoted for these goods to service men who patronize the canteens, thus enabling them to obtain the full benefit of this service and not be subjected to an indirect form of taxation?

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