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Thursday, 21 July 1904

Sir JOHN QUICK (BENDIGO, VICTORIA) - I desire to ask the Prime Minister whether he has read the cable message published in the Melbourne newspapers of the 18th inst., to the effect that the sales of 700,000 cases- of Tasmanian and Australian apples, which had been imported this season, had resulted in a loss of , £50,000, and, if so, whether he will take steps to inquire, into the causes of the loss and consider the possibility of preventing its recurrence by providing for proper Federal supervision.

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