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Wednesday, 30 June 1937

Senator BRENNAN - The Minister for Commerce has supplied the following answer to the honorable senator's question : -

No precise quota is fixed at the beginning of a season to govern the mutton andlamb exports for thatseason. From time to time during the season the Commonwealth Government consults with the British Government regarding supplies, having regard to the nature of the season. During the season October, 1936, to September, 1937, the United Kingdom imports from Australia will amount to approximately 1,900,000 cwts. As in all previous seasons,. Australia is in the position this season of being able to export the entire surplus production of mutton and lamb. It is anticipated that a similar position will exist during next season.

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