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Thursday, 4 July 1946


Sir FREDERICK STEWART (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) - As the official figures reveal that during last May the civilian consumption of petrol was 1,000,000 gallons in excess of the average consumption for the month of May during the four years prior to the last war, and the recently-granted increase of the quota allowed to motorists, will have the effect of raising the civilian consumption substantially, does not the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Shipping consider the time opportune for the cessation of petrolrationing, thus obviating the wasteful use of 446 employees, at a cost to the taxpayers of £250,000 per annum?







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