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Tuesday, 29 September 1942

Mr RYAN (FLINDERS, VICTORIA) - Having regard to the fact that in the United States of America, which is far better off in regard to supplies of petrol and rubber than we are, a maximum speed of 35 miles an hour has been fixed with a view to conserving both those commodities, will the Minister for Supply and Development consider the advisability of having a similar regulation introduced in Australia?

Mr BEASLEY - During the last three months we have circularized all government and semi-government departments, and the American military command in Australia has done the same in connexion with their establishments, calling attention to methods for conserving rubber and petrol. We have now taken the matter a step further in consultation with the State Premiers, who have been asked to fix reduced speed limits for motor vehicles.

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