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Wednesday, 29 April 1942

Senator McBRIDE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - Will the Minister assisting the Minister for Commerce state whether or not he is in possession of particulars of the quantities of meat, dairy produce, dried fruits, and sugar which the British Government will require from Australia during the coming year ? If so, what are those total requirements, and what steps have been taken by the Government to ensure the necessary production?

SenatorFRASER.- In the interests of national security, I do not think it advisable that the figures should be made available.

Senator McBRIDE - I want to know if the Minister for Commerce has details of the quantities of those commodities that are required, and, if so, whether the Government is taking the steps necessary to ensure production of those requirements in Australia?

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