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Wednesday, 26 June 1946

Mr Francis s askedthe Minister for Post-war Reconstruction, upon notice -

1.   How many war-time functions of the Secondary Industries Division of the Department of Post-war Reconstruction are to be retained permanently ?

2.   What are these functions?

Mr Dedman - The Secondary Industries Division was set up in February, 1945, and was allotted no specific wartime functions. In March, 1945, the Department of War Organization of Industry became the Directorate . of War Organization of Industry within the Department of Post-war Reconstruction. The directorate was absorbed by the Secondary Industries Division in July. 1945. Of the controls taken over by the Secondary Industries Division at that time, none remains excepting the Manufacture of Domestic Furniture Order issued under National Security (General) Regulation No: 59. It prohibits the manufacture of inferior quality furniture.

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