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Wednesday, 26 June 1946

Mr Francis s asked the Minister for Commerce and Agriculture, upon notice -

1.   Has he investigated a surplus of£ 750,000 which is reported to have been accumulated by the Egg Board?

2.   Is this figure correct?

3.   If not, what is the correct figure ?

4.   Does this money belong to the farmers?

5.   Is it a fact that farmers who had producer agents' licences received by direct selling an average of 8½d. per dozen more than men who had to sell through the Egg Board?

Mr Scully - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   Yes. . 2 and 3. As a result of the investigation it has been estimated that the surplus will be approximately £500,000.

4.   Legally the money is the property of the Commonwealth Government but this question will be subject to review when the National Security Regulations cease in December next.

5.   No.

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