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Thursday, 13 May 1920

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for the Navy) - The answers to the honorable member's questions are -

1.   Itis not in the public interest to give this information. Approximately, equal amounts of Welsh and Westport coal have been purchased.

2.   Welsh coal average shipments, 5os. 4d. per ton f.o.b. and wharfage; Westport coal, average shipments, 22s. 8d. per ton f.o.b.

3.   Average Welsh coal, 80s. 3½d. per ton; Westport coal, average, 52s.10d. per ton.

4.   It is not in the public interest to supply this information.

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