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Friday, 11 March 1932

Mr FORDE (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) - I have received the following letter from the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce: -

I have the honour, by direction, to confirm telegram despatched you this afternoon, containing resolutions as follow: -

Cotton. - That this chamber records its emphatic protest against the alteration of duties on cotton yarns at the present time owing to the damaging effect which this will have on primary producers engaged in the production of cotton. The direct effect of the change of duty is going to be a reduction in the already meagre returns received by cotton-growers. The industry is a big employer of labour, and for this reason alone deserves special consideration. Disorganization at the present time is most inopportune as the harvesting of the crop has just commenced.

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