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Tuesday, 8 November 1938

In committee:Consideration resumed from the 4th November, 1938 (vide page


Clause 14 - (1.) The board may -

(a)   determine the total quantity of apples and pears, harvested in any year, which maybe exported from the Commonwealth; and

(b)   determine, upon a basis applied uniformly throughout the Commonwealth, the quantity of apples and pears harvested in any State in that year which maybe exported from the Commonwealth. (6.) If the board is unable to arrive at a unanimous decision in respect of any matter arising for determination under sub-section (1.) of this section, the board may request the Minister to refer the matter for decision to one or more independent arbitrators appointed by t he Minister. (7.) Any matter referred under the last preceding sub-section to an arbitrator for decision shallbe decided by him in such manner as not to affect the uniformity throughout the Commonwealth with which determinations of the board under sub-section (1.) of this section are required to apply, and the board shall give effect to any decision of the arbitrator made in accordance with this sub-section.

Upon which Mr. Frost had moved, by way of amendment -

That the words "applied uniformly throughout the Commonwealth" sub-clause (1.), paragraph (6), be omitted with a view to insert in lien thereof the words "of immediate previous three years average shipments to United Kingdom markets or continental markets orboth ".

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