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Tuesday, 9 August 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) . - I would like to know why this item has been made free whereas in previous Tariffs there was a duty of½d. per lb.?.

Senator Russell - An attempt was made to establish the growing of mustard seed in Australia, but it proved a failure.

None is grown here now.

Item agreed to.

Item 78 -

Nuts, edible.

(a)   Coconuts, whole, for the manufacture of coconut oil and oil cake, and other substances, as prescribed by departmental by-laws, free.

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