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Wednesday, 16 September 1942

Mr BREEN (CALARE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Will the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs arrange for the payment of a rebate to municipal and shire councils in country districts which use diesel oil in the generation of electricity? The cost of electricity generated by means of diesel oil engines is ten times the cost of that generated by coal, and the position has now become so acute that it will be impossible for the councils to carry on. In many instances railway signalling apparatus is dependent on the maintenance of that source of power.

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