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Tuesday, 22 August 1972
Page: 228

Senator DEVITT - I direct my question to the Minister representing the Minister for Supply. Is he aware of the practice in Sydney of private hire cars being hired by the Department of Supply - this is outside the Commonwealth pool - and that such vehicles are not fitted with seat belts? Should not the Commonwealth be setting an example in this matter by insisting that any vehicles which are hired in this way have seat belts fitted?

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN - I think the Commonwealth has set the example with its own cars. It has been doing this for some time. I am not aware of the practice of which the honourable senator speaks but I shall make inquiries of the Minister for Supply and get some information for him.

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