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Tuesday, 30 July 1946

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

1.   What is the total amount received in flour tax from the inception of that tax?

2.   What was the total- distributed to growers?

3.   What were the methods of distribution?

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

1.   £14,870,092. .

2.   £10,950,920.

3.   The amounts, less the special payments provided in the act, were paid (i) in the first year to the States for distribution to growers, (if) in subsequent years to the Australian Wheat Board, for distribution as part of the wheat pool concerned..

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