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Monday, 22 October 1973
Page: 2469

Mr Lynch (FLINDERS, VICTORIA) asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1)   Did he state that Government decisions on matters relating to tariffs must take account of the views of all interested Ministers and their Departments so that all relevant considerations are takes into account in the Government's final decision.

(2)   How many (a) Ministers and (b) Departments were consulted prior to the Government's recent decision to implement a 25 per cent across the board tariff cut.

(3)   Is he able to include himself in the answer to part (2) (a) or his Department in the answer to part <2) (b).

Mr Crean - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   Yes.

(2)   and (3) The decision to cut all non-revenue tariffs by 25 per cent was taken by the full Cabinet.

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