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Wednesday, 14 May 1930

Senator DALY - The information is being obtained.

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE asked the Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Has any request for a remission of customs duties payable on machinery imported, or to be imported, by the Wiluna Gold-mining Company of Western Australia, been received?

2.   If so. what was the date when such request was received ?

3.   Was any decision arrived at by the Government in respect to such request, and, if so, what was the decision?

4.   On what date was such decision made?

Senator DALY - The answers to the honorable senator's questions are as follow: -

1.   Yes.

2.   21st March.1 929, but sufficient particulars to enable the department to investigate the position in respect of local manufacture were not furnished by the company until March, 1930.

3.   Decision has not yet been arrived at.

4.   See reply to 3.

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