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Wednesday, 4 May 1921

Senator GARDINER asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Will the Government inquire whether it is a fast that for months past the boot manufacturers in the various States have been putting off their operators and allowing their machinery to be idle, in order to maintain the high price of boots? 2.If from inquiry this proves to he the case, will the Government remove the Customs duty on boots to enable the people to purchase boots at a reasonable price?

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