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Wednesday, 3 August 1921

Senator RUSSELL - On 28th July

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the following questions: -

1.   What was the total importation of news paper into the Commonwealth, in tons, and what was its approximate value, for the fiveyear periods ending 30th June, 1910; 30th June, 1915; 30th June, 1920, and for the year ending 30th June, 1921?

2.   What proportion of imports was derived from (a) Great Britain, (b) Canada; (c) United States, (d) Scandinavia?

I am now in a position to furnish thehonable senator with the following information : -

1.   Five years ending 30th June, 1910, £2,909,107; five years ending 30th June, 1915, £3,974,681; five years ending 30th June, 1920, £7,100,318; year ending 30th June, 1921, 1.853.944 cwt.. valued at £3.460.750.


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