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Tuesday, 8 March 1904

Mr WILLIS (ROBERTSON, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice-

1.   Whether the Government are aware' that the British Acting Resident of the New Hebrides' has stated that nothing has injured the British position in the Islands so much as the Federal Tariff?

2.   Whether it is a fact that in France the products of the New Hebrides have no tariff restrictions, but that Australia has imposed comparatively heavy duties on articles coming from the Islands ?

3.   Whether the Government will ask Parliament to accord better treatment to the settlers in the Islands of the New Hebrides?

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