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Wednesday, 6 October 1971
Page: 1951

Dr PATTERSON (Dawson) - It is impossible to debate this Bill without the Minister for Primary Industry (Mr Sinclair) being present so I move:

That progress be reported.

The DEPUTY CHAIRMAN- The question is, 'That progress be reported'. Those of that opinion say aye, of the contrary say no. I think the noes have it.

Question resolved in the negative.

Dr Patterson - With your indulgence, Mr Deputy Chairman, I point out that we are considering a technical Bill and the Minister should be present. Here he is now.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 8 to 10 - by leave - taken together, and agreed to.

Clause 11. (2.) The rate of a stabilisation payment shall not exceed an amount per reputed bushel, or part of a reputed bushel, in each container of fruit equal to -

(a)   Eighty cents; or

(b)   a number of cents equal to the product of 80 and 4,400,000 divided by a number equal to the number of reputed bushels of fruit picked during the season concerned that-

(i)   is exported (whether before or after the commencement of this Act) on consignment during that season; and

(ii)   is sold after exportation and before the end of that season, whichever is the lesser amount.

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