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Thursday, 29 May 1941

Senator AYLETT (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Can the Minister give an explanation or reasons why eucalyptus oil, Australian manufactured product, has risen from 15s. per gallon wholesale before the war to 32s. per gallon now?

2.   Is there any reason why cod liver oil should rise from 16s. per gallon before the war to 32s. 6d. now; if so, what are the reasons ?

3.   Can the Minister give any reason why there is a shortage of tartaric acid, and why it has gone up 33½ per cent, since the war started?

4.   Are any of these items taken into consideration in the cost-of-living figures?

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