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Tuesday, 30 August 1921

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Repatriation) . - I do not know what industries are engaged in the production of soda crystals, but the quantity imported is very small. The imports in 1913 consisted of 311 cwt., valued at £95, and last year only 516 cwt. were imported.

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Those figures show that large quantities of soda crystals must be made here.

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The deduction is that the Australian requirements are practically being made here.

Item agreed to.

Item 277 (Carbonic acid gas) agreed to.

Item 278-

(b)   (1) Caustic soda -

On and after 1st October, 1921, per ton.

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