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Wednesday, 31 July 1946

Mr HOLT (FAWKNER, VICTORIA) -A widespread desire exists amongst housewives for the resumption of the delivery of meat and other domestic needs. I ask the Minister for Post-war Reconstruction whether the meat trade recently requested and was refused an increase of the price of meat in order to cover the cost of delivery. Was the request refused on thegrounds that the price of meat is sufficient to cover the cost of delivery and still leave a reasonable margin of profit,for the retailers ? What information, if any, has the Government that would suggest the likelihood of a resumption of deliveries?

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