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Thursday, 2 November 1967

Dr Patterson asked the Minister for Trade and Industry, upon notice:

1.   How many reports have been signed by the Tariff Board since 19th March 1962?

2.   In how many of these reports did the Board recommend that no increase in protection, be it by tariff, bounty, or other means, was necessary for any item under reference?

3.   Which are these reports, and how many items were involved in each report?

Mr McEwen - The answers to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

1.   Two hundred and thirty-one reports have been signed by the Tariff Board and released by the Government since 19th March 1962. Of these reports, 203 were concerned wholly or in part with tariff revision.

2.   There were 149 reports out of the 203 referred to in I. above in which the Tariff Board concluded that no increase in protection was necessary for some or all of the items under reference.

3.   The reports are listed in the following table. The particular items have been identified whe'reever possible, and where this has not been practicable for all goods concerned, the principal items have been shown.








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