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Thursday, 5 August 1920

Mr RICHARD FOSTER (WAKEFIELD, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   Whether he has considered the announcement of the British Board of Trade to the effect that " The Imperial Shipping Committee is prepared to receive before the 1st January suggestions from any persons or bodies in the Empire regarding ocean freights and facilities, and the conditions in the Inter-Imperial trade?"

2.   Will the Prime Minister make urgent representations to the Imperial Government as to the necessity for favorable shipping conditions in sympathy with the British Government's reciprocal policy of Empire Trade preference in order to make such preference effective?

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