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Wednesday, 9 September 1942


Mr BEASLEY - I think that behind that question is a suggestion that the Government is not fulfilling its obligation to supply foodstuffs to Great Britain. If it is based on that premise, it is most unjust.


Mr Anthony - It is based on facts-


Mr BEASLEY - I do not know whether it is based upon facts, and I do not propose to say offhand whether it is or not. As evidence of the close liaison between this Government and the British Government on the matter of foodstuffs, I hope before many weeks go by that two representatives of that government will be in Australia to help in getting foodstuffs to 'Great Britain. It is one thing to grow foodstuffs and another thing to get them out of the country, A representative of the British Government spent the best part of the morning with me discussing this problem. Any suggestion that we are "walking out on " the British Government is unfair, unjust and entirely wrong.







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