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Thursday, 1 October 1936

Senator GRANT (Tasmania) .- Although most of the speakers who preceded me mentioned high shipping freights as one of the difficulties of the apple-growers, they did not, in my opinion) stress sufficiently its effects on the industry. I doubt that many people realize what' proportion of the net realizations is paid to the shipping companies. The figures for 1935 show that the freight on 1,900,000 cases exported last year, at 3s. 6d. a case, amount to £858,050, plus 18 per cent., or approximately 7½d. a case for exchange.I ask leave to continue my remarks.

Leave granted; debate adjourned.

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