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Thursday, 7 August 1930

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

1.   Yes. This reply also covers the reply to the question asked by the honorable senator on the 17th' July, 1930.

2.   Yes.

3.   This matter was brought under the notice of the Minister for Markets some time ago, and he communicated with the British Commissioner at Cairo and the Hon. J. E. Fenton, Minister for Trade and Customs, who was in London at the time. As a result of representations made by Mr. Fenton to the French Ministry of Commerce and the British Dominions Office, the French authorities in Egypt investigated the matter, found that French flour was imported into Egypt branded as Australian flour, and intimated that measures had been taken to stop the practice and prevent its renewal. The French Ministry of Commerce also advised that in future bags containing French flour imported into Egypt will be marked " Made in' France."

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