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Wednesday, 17 December 1941


Mr MULCAHY (LANG, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Can the Minister for Commerce state who was responsible for the erection of a wool store adjacent to the aerodrome at Mascot? Will he make representations to the responsible authorities with a view to ensuring that wool shall be stored in a place where it will be less subject to war risks?


Mr SCULLY - I lave already discussed with the Central Wool Committee the inadvisability of erecting any more wool stores in the vicinity of the aerodrome as, in my opinion, storage there is not in the best interests of the British Government, to whom the wool belongs. I am amazed that precautions were not taken earlier, before many hundreds of thousands of bales were stacked at such a vulnerable point. However, I assure the honorable member that I shall convey his representations to the Central Wool Committee, with a request that consideration be given to ensuring the safety of stored wool.







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