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Friday, 27 August 1937

Senator GRANT (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Has the Minister had his attention called to the statements made in the Argus of the 25th instant -

(a)   That the manufacturers of galvanized iron are from three to four months behind in their commitments.

(b)   That in some cases orders for steel sheets will be accepted subject to delivery in about eight months from receipt of order.

(c)   That delivery of steel plates cannot be given for a period of eight to twelve months.

(d)   That for special large-sized steel plates acceptance of orders is subject to rolling about SeptemberOctober next year?

2.   If the above statements are correct, what attitude does the Government propose to take in order to make supplies available within a more reasonable time?

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