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Tuesday, 19 May 1942


Mr MORGAN (REID, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is the Minister for Supply .and Development .aware that during the recent buying rush ion -retail clothing stores certain people with the means and time have been buying stocks much beyond their normal needs? Will he inquire into the activities of those people in order to ascertain their reasons for over-buying - whether they are buying in order to hoard or for black market purposes ? Will he take steps to see that 'they are properly dealt with - .either prosecuted or forced to disgorge their excess purchases so that war-workers and others not so fortunately placed as they shall be assured of obtaining -their share of the available commodities?







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