HC Deb 06 May 1927 vol 205 c1904W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity of the import of British newsprint paper to Australia before the concession of the present preference; what was the export in 1925; and if he can give similar figures for a comparative quarter with the one ending March, 1926?


The present tariff on newsprint paper imported into Australia came into force in July, 1921. The following statement shows the quantities of newsprint paper, manufactured in the United Kingdom, exported to Australia in the periods specified:

Year 1920 83,719
Year, 1925 2,016,035
1st Quarter, 1926 447,026
1st Quarter, 1927 498,562