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Friday, 27 August 1937

Senator PAYNE (TASMANIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Commerce, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that estimates recently made by the Apple and Pear Export Council of Australia show that the aggregate additional costs through increases in cost of wrapping paper, cases and additions to wages,&c, will amount to £78,125, on the export quota alone, for the marketing of the crop for the 1938 season ?

2.   In considering the continuance of the apple and pear bounty for 1938, will the Minister, in arriving at the amount of bounty to be provided, give full consideration to the estimated increase of costs that will have to be borne by the fruit-growers for the season under review?

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