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Thursday, 4 May 1939


Mr Scholfield d asked the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Does the Government contemplate proceeding with the manufacture in Australia of complete motor cars?

2.   If so, has he any information to give to the House on the matter?


Mr JOHN LAWSON (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - This question is at present receiving the consideration of the Government, and as soon as the Government is in a position to do so a statement of its intentions will be made in Parliament.


Mr White e asked the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

With reference to invitations to manufacturers to put forward proposals for complete or partial manufacture of motor cars, as announced by the then Minister for Customs, and which had to be submitted by the 31st March last, will he state: -

(a)   What local or overseas proposals have been received, and

(b)   Whether the Government will definitely indicate that it desires that this essential industry be fully established, and that it offers encouragement and co-operation to that end?


Mr JOHN LAWSON (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Proposals have been received and are at present being considered by the Government. As soon as the Government is in a position to do so a statement of its intentions will be made to Parliament.


Mr Price e asked the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Has the Government considered a proposal presented to it by the honorable member for Boothby (Mr. Price) on. behalf of Mr. Charles C. Deland, of 174 Currie-street, Adelaide, South Australia, in connexion with the manufacturing of motor car engines in Australia?

2.   If not, will he undertake to investigate the proposal at an early date and submit it to Cabinet for decision?


Mr JOHN LAWSON (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Mr. Charles C. Deland has submitted a proposal which will receive the consideration of the Government in conjunction with other proposals received.







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