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Wednesday, 18 March 1936

Senator E B JOHNSTON asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that a serious position exists in Western Australiaas the distributors of English motor cars are unable to obtain body supplies manufactured in Australia for English cars?

2.   Has the Minister received requests for cancellation of all duty and primage on English panels and bodies for English motor cars ?

3.   Would such action result in increased revenue in chassis imports from Great Britain and create extra employment in Australian chassis employment plants?

4.   Is it a fact that the duty on galvanized iron was lifted owing to inadequacy of Australian supplies?

5.   If so, could this precedent be extended to English bodies and panels?

6.   If not, why not?

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.Tie Minister for Trade and Customs informs me that the information is being obtained.

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