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Cotton drill for Thailand



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FOR PRESS ; 1028$

COTTON DRILL FOR THAILAND

Statement by the Minister for Supply, The Hon. Alan S. Hulme.

The Minister for Supply, Mr. Alan Hulme, said to-day that he had approved contracts for the supply of 198,000 yards of cotton drill materials as economic aid for S.E.A.T.O* defence

in Thailand although these drills were different from the

standard types supplied to the Australian Services, they were

within the production capacity of the local textile industry.

The ^contracts valued at £94,000 were allocated to Bradford Cotton Mills Limited, N.S.W. and Davies Coop and Co.Ltd,,

Victoria, after the invitation of public tenders.

CANBERRA

December 16, 1959 - P.M