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Wednesday, 25 June 1941

Senator AYLETT (TASMANIA) asked the Minister for Supply and Development,upon notice - 1.Is it a fact that there are bowsers empty throughout Australia that could be used for storage for petrol?

2.   If so, will the Government take them over, fill them, and seal them, as a reserve in case of emergency ?

3.   Is it a fact that some oil storage depots for wholesale purposes, capable of storing 10,000 gallons andmore, are holding their stocks as low as 2,000 gallons?

4.   If so, will the Government make provision to utilize all the available storage space for petrol (whether owned privately or otherwise) in case of an emergency?

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