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Thursday, 2 August 1934


Mr White e. - On the 26th July, the honorable member for. Capricornia (Mr. Forde) asked the following questions, upon notice: -

1.   Total Australian tobacco leaf production in 1933-34?

2.   Quantity of Australian leaf purchased in that year?

3.   Average price paid?

4.   Quantity of Australian leaf used in manufacture in 1933-34?

6.   Quantity of imported leaf used in manufacture in 1933-34?

I am now able to furnish the honorable member with the following information : -

1.   2,051,790 lb. (estimate).

2.   6.200,103 lb. (includes largely purchase of leaf out of the 1932-33 crop).

3.   Information not available.

4.   4,010,999 lb. unstemmed leaf (or 3,199,458 lb. after allowance for stems waste,

5.   16,837,344 lb. unstemmed leaf (or 3,199,458 lb. after allowance for stems, waste, Ac.) in the manufacture of tobacco, cigars and cigarettes. (Advance figures).

On the 26th July, the honorable member for Capricornia (Mr. Forde) asked the following questions, upon notice : -

1.   How many tobacco-growers were registered with the Trade and Customs Department in each State and for Australia on the 30th June of each year from 1927 to 1934 inclusive, and what was the production of Australian leaf each year?

2.   What was the rate of excise duty in operation in each of the years mentioned, and also the rate of import duty on imported leaf, and when were alterations made?

3.   What was the net protection to the Australian growers on the 1st September of each of the above-mentioned years 1 1 am now able to furnish the honorable member with the following information : -

 

 

 

 

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