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Wednesday, 12 November 1941

Senator FRASER (Western Australia) (Minister for External Territories) . -I lay on the table the following paper: -

Report, together with minutes of evidence, of Committee of Senatorsand Members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Government to report upon matters connected with the Apple andPear Board and the disposal of the apple and pear crop.

The committee recommends that an acquisition scheme should remain in operation for the duration of the war, and it submits a number of suggestions for improving the arrangements now in operation. The Government is giving consideration to the committee's recommendations, and as soon as the policy to be adopted for handling the new season's apple and pear crop has been decided upon, an announcement will be made.

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