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Tuesday, 13 December 1927

Senator HOARE (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Markets and Migration, upon notice -

1.   What prices have 'been fixed, and from what dates, as being reasonable for grapes - Doradillas, and each other kind - under the Wine Export Bounty Act?

2.   On what occasions has. the bounty been withheld, in whole or in part, under section 10 of the act, and to what extent?

3.   What was the lowest price, and what was the average price paid for grapes up to the 25th May, 1925, and from the 26th May, 1925?

4.   What number of gallons of Australian wine were exported from Australia under the Wine Export Bounty Act during 1924-25, 25th May, 1925, and from the 26th May, 1925?

5.   What was the total amount of bounty paid during each of such periods?

6.   What was the average value, f.o.b., ex casks, per gallon, during each of such periods?

7.   What was the information supplied to Geneva in response to the request for complete information regarding the production of wine in Australia, the uses to which it is put, and the various quantities thereof, and the balance left over in stock?

8.   Will the Minister state what was the number of gallons of Australian wine exported into Great Britain during the quarters ended the 31st March and 30th June, 1927, the declared value, and the value per gallon. Can he state the quantity used in Great Britain for blending purposes?

9.   What was the declared value of the 609,368 gallons of Australian wine of the 1927 vintage shipped from South Australia up to 31st August, 1927?

10.   What was the amount of bounty paid on such wine?

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