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Thursday, 7 November 1946

Mr HUTCHINSON (DEAKIN, VICTORIA) - Will the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Shipping state how long the Government proposes to continue petrol rationing? Is rationing being continued because stocks in Australia, are inadequate, or because it is desired to conserve dollars, or hecause rationing of petrol is regarded as a desirable economic control? Will the Minister have a statement prepared and submitted to the House, showing the total staff engaged in administering and policing petrol rationing, and also the annual amount of salaries or wages involved ?

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