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Wednesday, 6 July 1904

Mr R EDWARDS (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister of Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1. was the total value of cargo carried coastwise in the Commonwealth for 1903 (exclu- , sive of cargo carried from abroad and landed at ports of the Commonwealth, or cargo shipped from ports of the Commonwealth for abroad)?

2.   What proportion of such cargo is carried by oversea ships - that is, ships trading from abroad and touching at ports en route to their final port of destination in the Commonwealth and vice versa ?

3.   What was the number of passengers carried by Inter-State ships coastwise in the Commonwealth during 1903?

4.   What was the number of. passengers carried by oversea British and foreign ships coastwise in the Commonwealth during 1903, distinguishing the numbers carried by British or by foreign ships as far as is possible ?

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