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Tuesday, 12 November 1974
Page: 2286

Senator Withers asked the Minister representing the Minister for Health, upon notice:

(   1 ) How many ships from overseas ports have docked in the past 12 months at Fremantle, Albany, Bunbury, Broome, Port Hedland and Geraldton.

(2)   How many of these ships were inspected by trained quarantine staff.

(3)   How many recommendations for fumigations of the ships were submitted.

(4)   How many of these recommendations were carried out.

Senator Wheeldon - The Minister for Health has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(   1) to (4) The following quarantine statistics are kept at seaports in respect of vessels arriving from overseas ports:

(a)   number of vessels medically cleared by Quarantine Officers; and

(b)   number of vessels inspected by trained quarantine staff to determine the extent of rat and vermin infestation.

For the twelve months ended 31 August 1974 the following statistics apply to the undermentioned seaports:


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