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Wednesday, 12 October 1921

Senator RUSSELL - The reply reads as follows: -

1.   Nine.

2.   There were forty-nine cases in which writs were issued against the Department, but thirty-six of these were withdrawn. Most of these writs were issued by firms in order to preserve their legal rights, but the departmental rulings in the matter were subsequently accepted by the firms concerned.

3.   Nine.

4.   £21,041, being chiefly refunds of duty.

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