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Tuesday, 22 August 1972
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Senator COTTON (New South WalesMinister for Civil Aviation) - The position is that we are taking up our full entitlement. As mentioned in the second reading speech, there are 3 countries wl,.ct may not take up their entitlement. That is not known positively at the moment as there is lead time available until some time in February. We do not really waut to name the countries concerned because probably it would be better not to do so and it would not serve any useful purpose to name them. The quota situation is such that so long as 66 per cent of the total is taken up the scheme will be a goer, as

Senator Wilkinson - I wanted to know about the majority.

Sentaor COTTON- The majority is taken up. We are taking up our full entitlement, but there are 3 countries which may not do so. This is not certain yet. The Australian Government regards the scheme as consummated so far as it is concerned.

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