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Tuesday, 19 May 1942
Page: 1335

Mr HARRISON (WENTWORTH, NEW SOUTH WALES) - .Will the Minister for War Organization of Industry inform the House of the identity of the individual, stated to be one -of his economists, who gave 'an interview in Melbourne to the representative of the Sydney DailyTelegraph on the subject of clothes rationing? The interview was published iu the press on Monday last. On whose authority did this unnamed economist give the interview, and on what information did he base his statement that the Department for War Organization of Industry suspected that shops had not really sold their quotas ? In view of this and other statements by persons in bis department on the subject of rationing, will the Minister say upon whom the public can rely for authentic information regarding the position?

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