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Tuesday, 30 March 1971


Senator WEBSTER (VICTORIA) - Is the Minister representing the Minister for Primary Industry aware that certain manufacturing interests in New South Wales are attempting to publicise a suggestion that there exists a shortage in quota allocations of some brands of margarine? Will the Minister consider having an investigation made into these allegations and will he have the facts, when ascertained, made available to the Senate? Can the Minister confirm that a strike of workers in one plant has caused an interruption to production and perhaps some shortage in supply? Will the Minister also take into account the fact that during the last few years some manufacturers of margarine in New South Wales intentionally created an artificial shortage of their product so as to influence the deliberations of a meeting of the Australian Agricultural Council?







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