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Wednesday, 29 October 1941

Senator FRASER (Western Australia) (Minister for External Territories) . - Earlier in the afternoon Senator J. B. Hayes asked the Minister representing the Minister for Supply and Development, upon notice -

1.   Is it intended to build several new mills to deal with the forthcoming flax crop?

2.   If so, will one be built at Scottsdale, north-eastern Tasmania?

The Minister for Supply and Development has supplied the following answer : -

1.   It is intended to build new mills in Tasmania at Wynyard, Ulverstone and Deloraine, and deseeding depots at Branxholm, Campania, Evandale and Sheffield.

2.   It is not proposed to build a new mill at Scottsdale. At the present time the mill machinery at Scottsdale is housed in leased premises, and the bulk of the 1940 crop for the Scottsdale area has already been processed at this mill.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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