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Wednesday, 24 May 1939

Mr Gregory y asked the Minister representing the Minister for Commerce, uponnotice -

In connexion with' tlie proposed legislation for' the stabilization of the wheat industry, will he invite the representatives of the various wheat-growing organizations qf the wheatgrowing States to a conference, and 'give to them an opportunity to place* their case and their proposals, before him prior to his formulating legislation on this subject? '

Sir Frederick Stewart - The Minister for Commerce has supplied the following answer : -

Officers appointed by the Commonwealth and the State governments' are now meeting in Canberra to discuss the problems of' the wheat industry. This meeting will be followed by a conference of Commonwealth and State Ministers, who will, have before them -the report of the officers' committee. If .the various wheat-growing organizations have any representations to make, they should submit them to the Premiers of their respective States and to the Minister ' for Commerce, Senator McLeay. ' .

The Minister for Commerce will be glad to meet wheat-growers' representatives' for personal discussion' at' mutually convenient times.

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