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Tuesday, 1 July 1941

Senator McBRIDE - The Minister for Commercehas supplied the following answers: -

1.   The increase in the price of superphosphate in Western Australia since the outbreak of war has been £1 6s. a ton, 19s. a ton in Tasmania, and £1 4s. a ton in the other States of the Commonwealth.

2.   I have no advice regarding any price forecasts being suggested by superphosphate companies to their customers.

3.   Yes. 4 a 11{l 5. The question of tlie price of superphosphate as it affects primary producers is being; considered - by the Government. It is hoped that a full statement of the Government's 'policy in this matter will be issued shortly.

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