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Tuesday, 9 August 1921


Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - The figures quoted by Senator Senior are misleading, and do not in any way agree with those supplied to me by the Department. Since we were discussing this item on Friday last I have ascertained that the prices to wholesalers for the No. 1 size, which contains 4 lbs. 14 oz. per dozen net, are - for Horlick's, 17s. per dozen, or 3s. 6d. per lb., on which the duty of 6d. per lb. is 14 per cent. ; and for the Australian article, 15s. 4d. The price for the No. 2 size, which contains 10 lbs. 14 oz. net per dozen, is - for Horlick's, 29s. lOd. per dozen, or 2s. 9d. per lb., on which, the duty is 18 per cent. ; and for the Australian article, 25s. 7d. The price for the No. 3 size, which contains 57 lbs. net per dozen, is - for Horlick's, 129s. 10d., or 2s. 3d. per lb., on which the duty is 22 per cent.; and for the Australian article, 117s. 9d. I have quoted the sizes, weights, prices, and duties imposed, and surely that is sufficient.







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