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Friday, 11 September 1942

Mr CURTIN - We shall give consideration to any suggestion that will popularize war savings certificates, and there is no reason why the savings of the people during the war, which they place at the disposal of the Government, should not be subsequently available for the purpose of acquiring homes, or for generally improving the standard of living of the people. Loans to the Government out of the wages fund at the present time, having regard to the inability of the people to spend the money usefully because of a shortage of goods, should reasonably be regarded as deferred pay, and the workers and soldiers and others should have available to them after the war the benefit of the savings which they are now making at the request of the Government.

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