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Tuesday, 16 February 1971


Will rite Minister representing the Minister for Trade and Industry verify the report by the Australian Wheat Board which 1 read recently that the Australian wheat surplus will be reduced below that which was expected 12 months ago irrespective of any purchases by the People's Republic of China?


That is a valid question but, in fairness, I think it warrants a reply by the Minister for Trade and Industry, not by myself as the Minister's representative in this place. lt is definitely related to the question asked by Senator Murphy. This is the first question time of the new sessional period and I do not want to start pontificating on the issue at this time. I have promised to obtain a reply to the first part of Senator Murphy's question, and I shall certainly refer the question now asked by Senator Sir Magnus Cormack to the Minister for Trade and Industry for a considered reply.

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