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Wednesday, 2 March 1932

Mr PRICE asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

1.   On what date did the present sugar agreement come into operation?

2.   Is it the intension of the Government to take steps to amend the sugar agreement, so that the bounty which the sugar industry is enabled by the agreement to take from the Australian consumers shall be reduced by the same rate of 221/2 per cent., as those bounties provided by Consolidated Revenue, which arc reduced in accordancewith the schedule of the Financial Emergency Act?

3.   What would be the amount involved had the 221/2 per cent, reduction been in operation in regard to sugar since the signing of the agreement ?

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