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Thursday, 9 December 1976
Page: 3692

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister representing the Minister for Industry and Commerce, upon notice:

(1)   Are many agricultural and horticultural industries threatened by dumped or low cost imports at the present time.

(2)   Is the confusion of departmental responsibility type of protection required, questionnaires and responsible officer, etc., preventing many of these industries from making use of available protection measures.

(3)   Will the Minister, either from within his own Department, or in conjunction with the Departments of Primary Industry, Business and Consumer Affairs and Overseas Trade, prepare a simple document on the procedures, criteria and contact telephone numbers in those Departments on the various import protection measures available to the various agricultural and horticultural industries.

Mr Howard -The Minister for Industry and Commerce has provided the following reply to the honourable member's question:

I refer the honourable member to the answer as provided by the Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs to question No. 1284 at page 3214 in the House of Representatives' Hansard of 2 December 1976.

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