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Wednesday, 15 September 1971
Page: 1315

Mr MAISEY (MOORE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - My question, which I direct to the Minister for Primary Industry, is supplementary to the question asked by the honourable member for Darling. Does the suggested inclusion in the price support plan of these presently excluded heavy hurry and carbonising types of wool mean that the price for better types of wool, including well grown merino types, will be reduced?

Mr SINCLAIR - On the contrary, as I have tried to explain in this House, because all wools are included in the schedule of prices determined by the Australian Woo] Commission, a price higher than 36c per lb will be paid for the 90 per cent of eligible wools. The question asked by the honourable member for Darling related to the specific wools that are to be excluded, and was in a different area. But the principle remains that because 10 per cent or thereabouts of wools is to be excluded, and all wools are included in the schedule, with the price set at 36c per lb, the 90 per cent of wools that are eligible will receive the subsidy component which I am told amounts to about 38.91c per lb.

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