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Thursday, 2 August 1934


Mr Riordan n asked the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

What amount of peanuts has been imported since the lifting of the embargo?


Mr White - The embargo was lifted on 21st December, 1933. The imports of peanuts from 1st January, 1934, to 30th June, 1934, were 2,168,223 lb. Of this quantity 1,222,635 lb. were cleared under by-law for oil expression purposes. It is explained that peanuts for oil expression are only admitted under by-law to the extent to which the Australian industry cannot supply. The Queensland Peanut Board was consulted and concurred in the admission of these peanuts.

Mr.Forde asked the Minister for Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   When was the prohibition imposed against imports of peanuts?

2.   What were the imports of peanuts each year from 1927-28 to 1933-34 inclusive?

3.   When was the prohibition against imports of peanuts removed?

4.   What were the imports of peanuts from the date of the removal of the embargo up to the 30th June, 1934?


Mr White e. - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows : -

1.   10th April, 1929.

 

Included in the figures for 1932-33 and 1933-34 are peanuts admitted under by-law for oil expression as follows: -

 

In addition, in 1933-34, about 800,000 lb. were admitted under by-law for the Queensland Peanut Board for distribution for manufacturing purposes.

3.   21st December, 1933.

4.   The imports ofpeanuts from 1st January, 1934. to 30th June, 1934, were 2,168,233 lb. Of this quantity 1,222,035 lb. were cleared under by-law for oil expression.

It is explained that peanuts for oil expression are only admitted under by-law to the extent to which the Australian industry cannot supply.

The Queensland Peanut Board was consulted and concurred in the admission of these peanuts.







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