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Wednesday, 26 June 1946

Mr WHITE - Recently, in Parliament, various honorable members -drew attention to the fact that there is a scarcity of woollen cloth in Australia, and they pointed out that ex-servicemen and other civilians were unable to buy suits of clothes. The Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs said that only token quantities of cloth had been exported. I asked a question upon notice on this subject, and from the answer supplied I find that the " token " quantity exported to Russia was 886,094 square yards.

Mr Fadden - What is the question?

Mr WHITE - I asked the names of the countries to which the cloth had been sent. I should not have been surprised to learn that a considerable quantity had been sent to New Zealand, but I was certainly surprised-

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