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Tuesday, 6 December 1938

Mr Forde (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) e asked the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Has his attention been drawn to a meeting of tobacco-growers at Myrtleford, on the 29th November. 1938, at which strong dissatisfaction was expressed at the condition of the tobacco industry, and where it was suggested that the Government should prevent the importation of American tobacco until all leaf of a similar grade grown in Australia had been used?

2.   In view of the Minister's recent assurance that the tobacco-growing industry was in a flourishing condition, will he give favorable consideration to the statements made at that meeting?

Mr Perkins - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   No.

2.   If responsible representatives of the industry submit a case, the matter will receive consideration.

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