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Friday, 7 May 1920

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Navy) - All that the householder has to do is to order the coal from a merchant in the ordinary way. A form of certificate has been adopted, which :the merchant will ask the customer to sign before the coal is delivered. In signing that certificate, the customer will be making a declaration that he has not received coal .contrary to the regulations. The object of this procedure is to make our supply of coal go round as far as it will. No one is to get more than 10 cwt, I hope that we may dispense with all these restrictions before very long.

Mr Fenton - For what period is the 10 .cwt. to suffice?

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Navy) - For four weeks. I hope that by the end of that time the restrictions may be removed altogether.

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