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Wednesday, 7 March 1928

Senator CRAWFORD - The answers are -

1.   and 2. Owing to the British prohibition against the use of preservatives in butter certain shipments of unsalted butter from Australia arrived in a deteriorated condition. At thu time of shipment there was nothing to indicate any defect in the butter. By an alteration of the method of manufacture the difficultyhas to some extent been overcome, and it is hoped by means of research work to find a solution of the trouble. The British Government regrets its inability to accede to the Commonwealth Government's request to remove the prohibition. .

3.   The Commonwealth Dairy Produce Control Board and its London agency are endeavouring to secure the highest possible market price for Australian butter and have already achieved a considerable measure of success in this direction.

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