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Friday, 21 June 1946

Mr Fadden n asked the Minister for Commerce and Agriculture, upon notice -

1.   What yield of dressed rice is expected from the 1946-47 harvest?

2.   What is the quantity which the British Ministry of Food is expected to take?

3.   Is rice being withheld from Australian civil markets because of its acute shortage?

4.   Have certain areas of south-eastern Queensland been foundsuitable for ricegrowing?

Have applications been made this season by Queensland growers for seed rice?

6.   What was the result of such applications ?

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

1   . 35.000 tons dressed rice.

2.   16.000 tons-13,000 to Singapore, 3,000 to Ceylon.

3.   Yes.

4.   It is understood that small areas in south-east Queensland are suitable for ricegrowing. 5 and6. It is not known whether applications have been made this season by Queensland growers for rice seed.

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