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Thursday, 29 May 1941

Senator UPPILL (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Commerce, upon notice -

1.   What amount of wheat in the respective pools is still unsold?

2.   What amount is sold and not yet paid for?

3.   What amount in money is owing to the Commonwealth for wheat sold?

4.   What is the present overdraft at the Commonwealth Bank on account of the combined pools?

Senator McBRIDE - The Minister for Commerce has supplied the following answers : -

1.   As at 26th April, 1941, the date of the last balancing period, the amount of wheat still unsold in the respective pools was as follows: - .


2.   As at 26th April, 1941, the amount of wheat sold and delivered ex the respective pools but notyetpaid for, was -


3.   At 26th April, 1941, the amounts owing to the board for wheat and flour sold and delivered to that date were -


4.   At 17th May, 1941, the total overdraft was £10,708,905.

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