§ 5. Mr. Purbrick
asked the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the fact that Australia has manufacturing facilities for the whole of the whisky required there, what is the object of sending whisky there from this country, in view of the shortage here of whisky and the employing of valuable shipping space, labour, etc.?
§ Sir A. Duncan
Our exports of whisky to Australia have been on a greatly reduced scale in recent months. The Commonwealth Government are aware that it is not our wish to export to Australia any commodities with which, in present circumstances, they consider it desirable to dispense. The whole question of our export trade in whisky is being kept under close review.