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Friday, 6 August 1926


Senator CRAWFORD (QueenslandHonorary Minister) . - I move -

That the bill be now read a second time.

This is the complementary measure which I referred to when introducing the Canned Fruits Export Control Bill. Its object is to give authority to enable the necessary levy to be made so as to provide funds for the administration of the act. Subject to a lower rate being prescribed, the rate of charge is to be¼d. for each 30 ounces of canned fruits exported. All moneys payable mu3t be paid to the Collector of Customs on or before the entry of the canned fruits for export. Any lower charge than¼d. may be fixed by regulation after report to the Minister by- the Canned Fruits Export Control Board. The full rate of levy, if applied, will result in approximately £10,000 being collected annually. The levy will be paid into a Canned Fruits Export Fund, and will be utilized by the board as set out in clause 21 of the Canned Fruits Export Control Bill. A considerable portion of the money will, no doubt, be used for advertising and publicity purposes.







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