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Thursday, 25 May 1972
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Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice:

(1)   What economic surveys of various primary industries have been undertaken by tha Bureau of Agricultural Economics since 1967.

(2)   On what date was the Reid work of each of these surveys (a) commenced and (b) completed.

(3)   When was the result of each survey (a) made available to his Department and (b) released to the public.


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

Twenty-seven economic surveys of primary industries have been commenced by the Bureau of

Agricultural Economics since 1st January 1967. The industries concerned, the dates of commencement and completion of field work and the dates when results were made available to the Department of Primary Industry and to the public are set out in Table No. I.

 

Marginal Dairy Farms Reconstruction Scheme (Question No. 5654)


Mr Hansen asked the Minister for

Primary Industry, upon notice:

(1)   How many applications were received in each State for assistance under the Marginal Dairy Farms Reconstruction Schemes up to 31st December 1971.

(2)   How many applicants in each State were successful.

(3)   What were the minimum and maximum amounts involved in separate applications.


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

(1)   The number of dairy farms offered to the States for acquisition under the Marginal Dairy Farms Reconstruction Scheme up to 3 1st December 1971 is as follows:

 

(2)   The number of dairy farms acquired by the States under the scheme to 31st December 1971 is as follows:

 

At that date there were 142 cases awaiting determination.

(3)   The minimum and maximum prices paid by the States for the acquisition of dairy farms under the scheme to 31st December 1971 is as follows:

 

Rural Reconstruction (Question No. 5655)


Mr Hansen asked the Minister for

Primary Industry, upon notice:

(1)   How many persons have applied for rural reconstruction assistance in each State to date.

(2)   How many of these applications have been approved in each State.

(3)   What were the types of producers who successfully applied for assistance.


Mr Sinclair - The answer to the honour able member's question is as follows:

(1)   The total number of persons who had applied for assistance under the States Grants (Rural Reconstruction) Act 1971 up to the end of April 1972 was as follows:

 

(2)   The number of applicants approvedin each State was:

 

There were also 2,292 casesin the process of being determined.

(3)   From an analysis of some 1,200 applications, which were among the first approved under the scheme, the approximate break-up according to type of production is as follows:

 







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