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Friday, 29 July 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) . - I direct the attention of Senator Crawford to this item, because the duty is in excess of the duty of £9 a ton for which he has asked. It is an old impost upon importations of beet sugar, and I hope that its continuance may have some effect in fostering the production of beet sugar in Australia. We have gone a little way towards supplying ourselves with beet sugar, and I hope that we shall go much further. I think that it will be all to the good if the very important cane sugar supplies of Queensland and New South Wales can be adequately supplemented with supplies of beet sugar.

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