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Wednesday, 1 October 1958

Mr McMAHON - There is an ancient saying, " I fear the Greeks when they come bearing gifts ". I wonder what it implies in the case of members of Parliament. My colleague from Wide Bay has let me have at least two bags of what he called prawns, although they are the size of lobsters, and I have been informed by those who eat prawns and lobsters that they are delicious. My colleague from the north-west of Tasmania sent me yesterday a large bag of oysters. My staff tell me that they are delightful. I shall be only too happy to take the package of dried vine fruits from the honorable member for Mallee and get some of my friends to test them for me and tell me of their flavour. As to the actual question, the Commonwealth is contributing, along with the industry, to a publicity or sales promotion drive for dried vine fruits in the United Kingdom.

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