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Thursday, 1 December 1938

Mr McCall (MARTIN, NEW SOUTH WALES) l asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice -

What is the estimated cost of entertainment by the Australian Broadcasting. Commission of visiting artists by cocktail parties at Menzies Hotel, during the past two years?

Mr Archie Cameron - The amount spent in entertaining fourteen visiting artists at five receptions held at Menzies Hotel during the past two years was £89.

Wine Industry.

Mr Forde e asked the Minister for

Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   How many people are directly employed in the wine industry in Australia?

2.   What is the quantify and value of pro duction per annum?

3.   What quantity has been exported for each of the last five years and to what countries?

4.   How many wine grape growers are in Australia?

5.   What is the total amount of money invested in the industry?

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

1.   The latest figures available are for 1936-37. During that year 711 persons were employed in wineries.

2.   -


3.   The quantities of wine exported during the last five years were as follows: -


4.   Examination of the 1033 census figures which furnish the latest data available, reveals that there were 2,072 wine grape growers in the Commonwealth.

5.   No information is available.

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