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Wednesday, 13 May 1970

Mr Hansen (WIDE BAY, QUEENSLAND) asked the Treasurer, upon notice:

(1)   What quantities of pig meat in carcass and processed form were imported into Australia over the past 2 years.

(2)   What were the countries of origin.

(3)   What was the value of these imports.

Mr Bury - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Acting Commonwealth Statistician has advised that during the years ended June 1968 and 1969 and for the period July 1969-February 1970, all imports of pig meat in carcass or processed form were recorded under the item ham and pork shoulders' except for 15 lb of bacon, ham and other pig meat, salted in brine, dried or smoked', valued at$1 3, which were recorded as imported from Hong Kong during the eight months ended February 1970.

He has supplied the following table showing details of imports of 'ham and pork shoulders' for the year ended 30 June 1968 and 1969 and forthe eight months ended February 1970.


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