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Tuesday, 9 May 1961

Mr Davis (DEAKIN, VICTORIA) s asked the Minister representing the Minister for Customs and Excise, upon notice -

1.   What quantities of frozen peas were imported into Australia during 1958-59, 1959-60 and for each month of the current financial year?

2.   What quantities of Bel-Air brand peas were imported during the same periods?

3.   Is he able to say whether Woolworths Limited imported retail packs of " Bell-Air " peas; if so, what quantity of peas was included in the various packs, and were the packs allowed into this country free of duty?

Mr Osborne - The Minister for Customs and Excise has furnished the following answers to the honorable member's questions: -

1.   1958-59, 4,661 centals; 1959-60, 8.45S centals; 1960-61-

2.   The information in the possession of the Department of Customs and Excise does not, with one exception, which is not " Bel-Air " brand, disclose brand names of imported fresh frozen peas.

3.   See reply to question 2.

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