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Thursday, 20 May 1926

SenatorBARNES asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   What is the price per ton on the wharf, Melbourne, of copper wire bought in London ?

2.   What is the price paid for copper wire manufactured in Australia?

3.   What quantity of copper wire has the Government bought since 1st January, 1925, to date?

4.   Where was it produced, and what price per ton was paid for it?

Senator Sir VICTOR WILSON - The Minister for Trade and Customs has supplied the following answers to the honorable senator's questions: - 1 and 2. These requests are receiving consideration. 3 and 4. This information can only be obtained from the several departments which may have purchased copper wire within the period mentioned, and they are being requested to supply particulars.


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