§ CAPTAIN SINCLAIR (Forfarshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state which of the Australian colonies have exercised the power of granting bounties on the production or export of commodities, and upon what commodities bounties are given.
§ MR. J. CHAMBERLAIN
So far as I am aware the Australian colonies which grant bounties at present are Victoria and Queensland. Information as to the bounties given in these colonies will be found in Parliamentary Papers C 7900 of 1896 and House of Commons No. 144 of 1899, to which I have to refer the hon. Member. From 1893 to 189G South Australia gave a bounty cf 2d. a pound on the export of butter.