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Thursday, 4 April 1957

- Sir WILFRED KENT HUGHES. - In view of the importance of the price of tea and its relation to the cost-of-living index. I ask the Minister for Trade: What is the position of a person who is prepared to import good quality black tea into Australia to sell at possibly as low a price as 3s. 9d. per lb., and certainly not at a higher price than 4s. per lb., wholesale? Would he consider such a person as having a special case for the granting of an import licence, or would that person have to go on the black market to obtain an import licence from those who already have them, or would the tea have to be imported through those who are already importing tea and who. on account of certain business contracts, would not be in favour of dealing in this tea?

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