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Wednesday, 16 September 1936

Senator COLLINGS asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice -

In view of the disturbed and disquieting position of world affairs and the consequent need for increasing the extent and speed of industrial development within Australia, will the Government consider the necessity and wisdom of prohibiting entirely the export from the Commonwealth of iron ore and/or scrap iron, particularly to those countries with which Australia has a Bo-called " unfavorable balance of trade " ?

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The Prime Minister has supplied the following answer to the honorable senator's question : -

It is not considered that present circumstances warrant the taking of action in the direction suggested by the honorable senator.

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