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STATEMENT

FOR PRESS.

THE MINISTER FOR THE

CAPITAL TERRITORY

The Minister for the Capital Territory, Mr Bob Ellicott, announced

today that the fuels emergency declared on 20 June ended at midnight

last night.

Mr Ellicott said that the declaration which had remained in force

for 28 days had been allowed to lapse as there was no need at present

to renew it because supplies of fuel were returning6to normal.

Mr Ellicott said he appreciated the co-operation, of the oil companies,

service station proprietors and the community during the recent fuel

rationing exercise. This co-operation had greatly assisted the work

of the Controller of Fuels and his staff. f

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