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Friday, 15 May 1942

Mr CURTIN - Decisions regarding what articles are to be rationed will be made by the Production Executive, and decisions as to how the rationing is to be done will be made by the Rationing Commission. The administration established in connexion with the Department of War Organization of Industry and the Department of Trade and Customs for rationing purposes is located in Melbourne. I remind the honorable member that, when the lease-lend organization was set up by the last government, its head-quarters were established elsewhere than in Canberra.

Sir Frederick Stewart - Yes, and the Prime Minister, who was then Leader of the Opposition, protested.

Mr Harrison - The point is that accommodation cannot be found in Canberra.

Mr CURTIN - .That is so.

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