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Tuesday, 17 September 1974
Page: 1163

Senator Walsh asked the Minister for Agriculture, upon notice:

(   1 ) What wholesale prices were charged by the Australian Canners' Association for choice grades of 'basic cartons' of (a) peaches, (b) pears and (c) apricots for sale within Australia from 1970 to 1974.

(2   ) What, approximately, was the average freight cost per basic carton 'of canned fruit for export from 1970 to 1974.

(3)   What minimum wholesale price, if any, is set for sales within Australia of fresh apples and pears, and by whom is it set.

Senator Wriedt - The answer to the honourable senator's question is as follows: (l)


(2)   The following are indicative freight rates for exports of canned fruits per "basic carton" 24x29 oz. cans):


Rates shown are those operating for the greatest period of the year to the most representative destinations, that is, the United Kingdom and Europe.

(3)   No minimum wholesale price is set for sales within Australia of fresh apples and pears.

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