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Thursday, 7 May 1942

Butter. - British Ministry of Food wants 70,000 tons this year. Large quantities are held in cool storage in all States of Australia, considerably more than in the corresponding period last year.

Cheese. - Up to 40,000- tons required by United Kingdom. Storage position same as butter. Exports of cheese considerably greater than pre-war.

Meat. - 110,000 tons of carcass neat and 73,000 tons of canned meat will be exported to United Kingdom this year.

I do not like to quote these figures because I suppose that there is some risk in giving tonnages, but only yesterday for forces not far from here, for which we recognized a responsibility, I sanctioned the shipment of very large quantities of meat. I realize that it is our bounden duty to take every step we can to send foodstuffs to help the British forces wherever they are fighting. We may have our differences with Mr. Churchill and others, but we are able to arise above them and say, " If you want coal or food, or anything else, we shall do our best to give it to you ".

Mr Anthony - The British Ministry of Food asked for 60,000 tons of butter last year; now it wants 70,000 tons.

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