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Wednesday, 12 November 1941

Senator KEANE (VICTORIA) (Minister for Trade and Customs) - The Minister for Transport has supplied the following answer : -

The question askedby Senator Collett in regard to the congested conditions existing in the passenger traffic on the main railway lines of the Commonwealth is one which is controlled by the Department of the Interior. Onlyin cases of emergency would his complaint come under the control of the Department of Transport and actionhas now been taken to prepare suitable regulations for the control of transport in emergency in which power will be given to exercise priority in both railway passenger and goods transportation should the necessity arise.

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