Title QUESTION
APPLES AND PEARS
Database Senate Hansard
Date 03-04-1941
Source SENATE
Parl No. 16
Party UAP
Speaker MCBRIDE, Philip
Stage APPLES AND PEARS
System Id hansard80/hansards80/1941-04-03/0021


QUESTION - APPLES AND PEARS


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

1.   During the period of heavy supplies the Apple and Vear Marketing Board is endeavouring only to cover costs, but this does not necessarily apply in every instance, as prices must bc regulated according to demand. The basis of the financial aspects of the scheme is that total realizations from sales should cover advances to growers, presentation costs and other expenses.

2.   The board is endeavouring to get as much fruit as possible into consumption, but not necessarily at a loss. The board has been instructed to dispose of the greatest quantity of fruit at the lowest possible prices.







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