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Tuesday, 11 May 1920


Mr LAIRD SMITH (for Mr. Greene) (Honorary Minister) - The information as desired by the honorable member (i.e., in calendar years) is not available, but particulars for the last four financial years are as follow : -

1.   The quantity of bananas grown in Queensland and New South Wales: - 'Queensland: 1915- 16, 1,210.941 bunches; 1916-17, 1,051,212 bunches; 1917-18, 1,356,837 bunches; 1918-19, 1,267,641 bunches. New South Wales: 1915-16, 81,726 cases; 1916-17, 109,408 cases; 1917-18, 200,131 cases; 1918-19, 194,500 cases.

2.   Quantity and value of bananas imported into New South Wales and Victoria, and amount of duty collected on bananas: - New South Wales: 1915-16, 190,442 centals, £109,320; 1916-17, 254,323 centals, £138,553; 1917-18, 124,280 centals, £78,664; 1918-19, 59,577 centals, £46,708. Victoria: 1915-16, 124,079 centals, £130,989; 1916-17, 132,443 centals, £60,265; 1917-18, 101,128 centals, £46,492; 1918-19, 62.709 centals, £32,330. Total gross duty collected. - 1915-16, £24,735; 1916- 17, £30,019; 1917-18, £17,679; 1918-19, £9,732.







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