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Thursday, 30 April 1942

Senator J B HAYES (Tasmania) . - Yesterday I submitted a question to the Government regarding dried peas. I asked whether 8,000 bags of blue peas had been landed in Sydney and sold at 2Ss. 6d. a bushel. I think in reading the quotation I made a mistake regarding the quantity of blue peas. I wish to correct that mistake so that the Minister, when answering my question, will have the facts before him. The statement in the newspaper reads : -

New Zealand dried peas (about 8,000 bags) are selling at: Blue, 28s. 6d. ; grey, lis. 3d.; marrowfat, 28s. 6d. ; greenieast, 23s. Cd.; and Massey, 37s. (id. per bushel.

My statement was correct as to price, but not as to quantity, and if the Minister will make the necessary correction I shall be glad.

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