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Wednesday, 25 February 1942

Mr FORDE (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) (Minister for the Army) - Instructions were issued months ago, and I think that similar directions were given by my predecessor, that all wastage of petrol in Army transport should be eliminated. From reports that I have received, I know that many branches of the Army throughout Australia have resorted to the use ofhorsedrawn vehicles, in order to conserve supplies of liquid fuel, in transporting foodstuffs to the Army. I shall take into consideration the suggestion made by the honorable member and ensure that his complaint shall be immediately investigated.

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