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Wednesday, 29 April 1942

Mr MORGAN - Is the Minister for Supply aware that the British Shipping Commission, which, is controlled by the overseas shipping combine, has directed that no commercial cargoes, other than those authorized by the Department of Supply, shall be permitted to travel on ships returning from Australia to the United Kingdom? As the shipment, of

British exports to Australia, India and other dominions is permitted, and British manufacturers are, with an eye to post-war trade, expanding their industries, will the Minister ascertain the reason for this discriminatory treatment against Australian commercial cargoes?

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