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Tuesday, 6 December 1938

Mr CURTIN - Will the Prime Minister say what action he proposes to take to fix a maximum price for bread, of not more than 6d. a loaf, in the territories under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth ?

Mr LYONS - If the honorable member will put his question on the notice paper I shall deal with it in regard to all territories. The position in the Australian Capital Territory is that before the imposition of the flour tax bread was 6d. a loaf. The price has been kept at that figure largely because of competition between the bakers of Queanbeyan and Canberra. It is proposed to ask the Government of New South Wales to apply its price-fixing machinery to the Australian Capital Territory.

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