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Tuesday, 7 May 1957

Mr Daly (GRAYNDLER, NEW SOUTH WALES) y asked the Treasurer, upon notice -

1.   What amount was paid as subsidy on butter and tea in the year 1948-49?

2.   What amount will be paid in this Ananda) year?

3.   What was the price of (a) butter and (b> tea in 1948-49?

4.   What are the prices to-day?

Sir Arthur Fadden - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   Subsidies paid in 1948-49 on dairy products and tea were £4,802,951 and £4,667,266 respectively.

2.   For 1956-57 a provision of £13,500,000 ha» been made for the subsidy on dairy products.

3.   Weighted average retail prices in the six Startcapitals during 1948-49 were for butter 2s. 2d per lb., and for tea 2s. 9d. per lb.

4.   Corresponding prices during March, 1957. were butter 4s. 6id. per lb. and tea 7s. 3id. per 1h

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