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Thursday, 24 June 1926

Senator ANDREW (VICTORIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Markets and Migration, upon notice -

1.   Has he noticed the report of disastrous prices of Australian apples in the London market two days ago?

2.   Is it a fact that Victorian apples were sold at from 5s. 6d. to Ss. per case; South Australian apples from 5s. 9d. to 7s. 9d. per case, and a few as low as 5s.; and Tasmanian apples from 5s. to 10s. 6d. per case?

3.   If so, will he take action to protect the interests of the apple-growers of Australia, as tile cost of putting apples on the london market, exclusive of the orchard expenses, is from 8s. to 9s. per case?

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