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Friday, 6 March 1942


Mr ANTHONY - Has the attention of the Minister for Labour and National Service been directed to the increasingly serious position in the country districts in relation to the supply of man-power in the primary industries, owing' in the first place to country enlistments, in the second place to call-ups for the Militia, and in the third place to the superior attractions offered by the munitions establishments in the cities? Will the honorable gentleman confer with the Minister for Commerce, in order that he may acquaint himself of the necessity for maintaining, in the national interest, food production in particular, and various other phases of primary production, with a view to ensuring that proper consideration shall be given to the man-power requirements of these industries?







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