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Tuesday, 19 July 1921

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answers are -

1.   No. The figures for the year ending 30th June, 192.1, which is the first year of control by the British Phosphate Commission, are not yet available.

2.   Satisfactory results are anticipated.

3.   It is regretted that this cannot be done.

4.   The Commonwealth Government has paid the sum of £1,483,230 for its interest in the phosphate deposits of Nauru and Ocean Island.

5.   These particulars are not yet available.

6.   Approximately; 365,000 tons.

7.   It is considered prejudicial to the interests of the Phosphate Commission to disclose this information.

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