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Wednesday, 17 September 1958

Mr LESLIE (MOORE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) - f desire to address a question' to the Minister for Primary Industry, and to preface it by saying that I believe that the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Department of Primary Industry is at present visiting the United States' of America to discuss certain marketing matters: In view of the importance of the export crayfishing industry to Australia, will the Minister arrange for that officer to inquire into the United States market, for crayfish, to which- Western: Australia is a major contributor,, with particular attention to. weights and the adverse, effect, that the export of under-size or so-called midget tails is reliably reported t& be having on the marketing of frozen crayfish tails in that country and' the overall" prices received?

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