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Wednesday, 9 September 1942


Mr Holt t asked the Minister for War Organization of Industry, upon notice -

Will the Minister supply details of the personnel comprising the National Council for Clothes Styling?


Mr Dedman - The following is the list of members of the National Council for Clothes Styling : -

Chairman: Honorable John J. Dedman, Minister for War Organization of Industry. Deputy cha irman : Mr. A. J. Burgess, Department of War Organization of Industry. Secretary: Mr. A. O. Anderson, Department of War Organization of Industry, Sydney. Consumers' representatives: Mrs. F. M. Forde, wife of Deputy Prime Minister; Mrs. C. Green, representative Women's Section, Australian Labour party; Mrs. Alice Jackson, editress of Women's Weakly; Miss Gladys Moncrieff; Mrs. Betty Keep, fashion editress of Women's Weekly. Retail trade representatives: Mr. F. E. Gruner, nominee of Retail Traders Association. New South Wales; Mr. J. Pritchard, nominee of Retail Traders

Association, Victoria. Clothing trades union representatives: Mr. Peter Fallon; Mr. W. J. Gibb. Manufacturers-' representatives: Mr. W. Cann; Mr. F. R. Snowball, New South Wales Chamber of Manufactures; Mr. H. X. Stevenson, New South Wales Chamber of Manufactures. Designers representatives: Mrs. H. Darke, designer; Mrs. Cathie, designer.

Supplies of Boots andShoes in Tasmania.


Mr GUY (WILMOT, TASMANIA) v asked the Minister for War Organization of Industry, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact (a) that the honorable member for Wilmot (Mr. Guy), on the 20th May last, made representations to him urging increased supplies of boots and shoes for Tasmania, and that after three weeks con- sideration the Minister referred the matter to the Director of Rationing with a request that he reply direct to the honorable member for Wilmot; (b) that although the Director of Rationing was instructed by the Minister on the 12th June to reply direct to the honorable member for Wilmot, and that the honorable member for Wilmot wrote to the Director of Rationing on the 30th July, seeking a reply to his representations, both the Minister's instruction and the honorable member's request have been ignored by the Director of Rationing?

2.   Will the Minister inquire why his instruction has not been followed and why ordinary courtesy does not seem to have been shown the honorable member for Wilmot?


Mr Beasley - The Minister for Trade and Customs, to whom the Director of Rationing is responsible, has furnished the following information in reply to tie honorable member's questions: -

The communications referred to by the honorable member were received by the Director of Rationing. Unfortunately, owing to the papers having been mislaid, replies were not despatched to the honorable member. I am glad to inform him, however, that the matter dealt with in his letters has received the attention of the Rationing Commission. Arrangements have been made for the diversion to Tasmania of16500 additional pairs of boots. These boots were released on the 17th August and are now in process of distribution.







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