§ 48. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs the prices at which comparable brands of Australian and New Zealand butter are sold in the home and the London markets?
The SECRETARY of STATE for DOMINION AFFAIRS (Mr. J. H. Thomas)
I understand that the price of butter in Australia fluctuates according to the State concerned. On 20th October, the latest date of which I have information, the price of what is known as "Kangaroo" butter was 119s. (Australian currency) per cwt. in South Australia, and 140s. (Australian currency) per cwt. in Queensland. On the same date in London the price of Australian butter of the same quality was about 99s. (sterling) per cwt. On 15th December, however, the price ranged from 68s. to 70s. (sterling) per cwt. On 15th December the price of New Zealand finest butter in London was from 68s. to 1296 70s. (sterling) per cwt. I understand that the price in New Zealand is identical with the London price, subject to an allowance in respect of the shipping charges.