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Tuesday, 9 March 1971
Page: 694

Dr J F Cairns (LALOR, VICTORIA) - Has the Minister lor Trade and Industry noticed that since- 21st October 1970 there have been on the notice paper questions concerning the Tariff Board, asking whether the Board has reported that it has insufficient staff to carry out normal tariff inquiries and inquiries about dumping under the New Zealand and Australian Free Trade Agreement and has asked for increased staff so that it may begin some of the special inquiries that it has said are necessary? So far no action has been taken either to answer those questions or, presumably, to meet the Board's needs. When does the Minister think that the needs of the Tariff Board for staff for these purposes will be met?

Mr ANTHONY (RICHMOND, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Deputy Prime Minister) - This question is similar to a question which the honourable member asked me previously. The honourable member is seeking information concerning questions that are on the notice paper. When I am in a position to give him that information 1 will do so.

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