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Wednesday, 25 June 1941

Senator MCBRIDE -The Minister for Commerce has supplied the following answer: -

The Commonwealth Government has considered this matter and is not prepared to make any financial arrangements to assist' fruit-growers who have sustained losses through hail, frost, and wind damage. Loan moneys have been made , available to the- Government of Tasmania for the relief of berry fruit-growers.

The Minister for Commerce will discuss with State Ministers of Agriculture at the meeting- of the Agricultural Council now being held at Canberra the question of State government schemes for insurance by fruit-growers against losses through hail, frost, and wind damage.

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