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Friday, 23 September 1949

Mr TURNBULL (WIMMERA, VICTORIA) - Can the Prime Minister say whether it is a fact that approximately £9,000,000 annually of the amount that has been collected from the petrol tax is being retained by the Government for expenditure on purposes other than road construction and maintenance? If so does the Government intend to increase, substantially the amount of money made available for road construction and maintenance? If it does not intend to do so, will the right honorable gentleman say whether, in the event of an increase of the price of petrol, the Government will consider reducing the petrol tax so that the impact of the increase of price may be alleviated.

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