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Wednesday, 25 August 1937

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The Minister for Trade and Customs has furnished the following answer: -

Wireless valves of Australian manufacture are distributed to radio receiving set manufacturers at a lower price than similar types of overseas manufacture. The increased production brought about in Australia by the partial prohibition of imported valves has made it possible for prices of Australian-made valves to be reduced. In connexion with supplies of wireless valves, the Government is in close touch with local manufacturing developments.

The Government is aware that the Australian wireless valve manufacturers are making valves available to users and purchasers in accordance with usual trade practice. There is no foundation for the belief that these manufacturers contemplate any departure from these trade practices. There has been no difficulty in the past in obtaining supplies of the types of wireless valves which are manufactured in Australia.

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