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Wednesday, 3 August 1921


Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (Vice - President of the Executive Council) . - The object of the duties levied upon the various sub-items of this item is that reciprocal trade relations may be entered into between the Commonwealth and New Zealand or Canada. The latter Dominion exports a large quantity of tinned fish, to Australia, and has been practically stealing the market of Great Britain.

Item agreed to.

Item 52-

Fruits, fresh, viz. : -

(a)   Bananas, per cental, British,1s. 6d.; in termediate, 2s. 6d.; general, 2s. 6d.; and on and after 19th May, 1921, per lb., British,1d. ; intermediate,1d.; general,1d.







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