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Wednesday, 8 September 1920

Mr GREGORY asked the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

In view of the urgent need by settlers of large supplies of rabbit and dog-proof netting, can the Minister supply the House with information regarding -

1.   What firms are now manufacturing wire netting in Australia?

2.   What is the estimated capacity of output in tons of the plants now operating?

3.   What tonnagehas been produced in Australia during the year 1919-20?

4.   If sufficient supplies at a reasonable price cannot be manufactured in Australia to meet present urgent requirements, will the Minister consider the advisability of removing the heavy impost of duty in the 1920 Tariff schedule?

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