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Wednesday, 20 March 1957


Mr McMAHON (Lowe) (Minister for Primary Industry) . - I move -

1.   That the rate of the charges imposed by the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938-1947 on apples and pears exported from the Commonwealth be increased to Twopence for each case, two half cases or three trays of apples or pears exported, but subject to a lower rate being prescribed by regulations.

2.   That, notwithstanding the last preceding paragraph, the rate of the charges under the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938-1957 on apples and pears exported before a date to be fixed by the regulations under that Act, after report to the Minister administering that Act by the Australian Apple and Pear Board, be One penny for each case, two half cases or three trays of apples or pears exported.

3.   That, in this Resolution, " the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938-1957" mean the Apple and Pear Export Charges Act 1938-1947, as amended by the Act passed to give effect to this Resolution.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Resolution reported and adopted.

Ordered -

That Mr. McMahon and Mr. Harold Holt do prepare and bring in a bill to carry out the foregoing resolution.

Bill presented by Mr. McMahon, and read a first time.







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