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Tuesday, 1 July 1941


Senator FOLL - The Minister for the Army has supplied the following answer : -

1.   The Purchasing Boards are instructed to establish a fair purchase price for each type of vehicle to be acquired. This price to be based upon the ruling net market value of second-hand vehicles.' 'The Purchasing Board consists of: - Purchasing Officer j Technical M.T. Inspector; Member of the District Finance Office Staff: Valuator nominated by the State Business Administration Committee.

2.   Owners 'whose trucks are impressed have the right to appeal against the price paid for their vehicles. There is .no appeal against impressment. The price paid enables owners to purchase another vehicle of a make not required by the Army. The Compensation Board consists of:- (n) A military officer from the reserve of officers especially for the purpose; (6) The chairman, or his deputy., of the State Business Administration Committee; (c) A third member especially selected for knowledge of the motor trade.







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