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Wednesday, 19 March 1941

Senator COLLINGS (QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Commerce, upon notice -

1.   Is it a fact that in Government institutions in Canberra it is impossible even to see good apples at any price?

2.   Is it a fact that in every Australian capital city apples are unprocurable at less than 2d. each, and that the New South Wales Government has ordered 10,000 cases of apples which the Director of Marketing admitshe is unable to supply?

3.   If so, can the Minister inform the Senate just where the reported immense over-supply of apples, causing a serious glut in the market, is located?

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