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Thursday, 1 August 1946

Mr CALWELL (MELBOURNE, VICTORIA) (Minister for Immigration) - Responsibility £or refusal to accept food parcels for despatch through the post to any destination does not lie with the Commonwealth Government. We have always been prepared to do so, but governments in receiving countries are not always agreeable to accept food parcels of the sizes and at the weights which many people wish to post in their desire, very naturally and properly, to send as much as possible to those they want to succour.. I shall bring the specific instance mentioned by the honorable member to the notice of the PostmasterGeneral. I am sure that any representations which the Government can make to the governments of the countries concerned in this matter will be made.

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