§ 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?
§ Sir. B. CHADWICK
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:
Cwts. Year 1920 … … 83,719 Year, 1925 … … 2,016,035 1st Quarter, 1926 … … 447,026 1st Quarter, 1927 … … 498,562