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Wednesday, 2 September 1942


Senator KEANE (VICTORIA) (Minister for Trade and Customs) - About three weeks ago the retail price of potatoes was fixed by the Prices Commissioner at 2Jd. per lb. Previously, there had been, as the honorable senator has stated, much exploitation of consumers. Consequently, a large number of prosecutions is being launched, and in the statement to be delivered to the Senate this evening some indication will be given of the action which the Government proposes to take against similar offenders in the future.







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