The MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE (Hon. Sydney Fisher) moved third reading of Bill (No. 32) to provide for the marking and inspection of packages containing fruit for sale. He said : When this Bill was discussed in the committee the other night, there was a considerable number of alterations made in various sections which will necessitate further alterations to make the Bill intelligent and complete. The proposed changes do not interfere with the principle of the Bill. The Bill as introduced was only intended to apply to apples and pears, but as it has been made to apply to all fruit, we shall have to substitute the word ' fruit ' for the words ' apples and pears,' in the sixth and seventh sections. In consequence of the introduction of clause 9, the words which deal with the size of the fruit are not required. In section 8, the word ' first ' should read ' finest.' In clause 9, line 20, the words ' The marks on such packages or' are not required. I withdraw my motion for third reading.
Motion for third reading withdrawn.