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Iα the House of Representatives last weak, Mr. T. M. Wilford asked the Prime Minister whether he bad "turned down" an offer of freight at £5 per ton, to bring the wheat over which be had secured an option in Canada, to New Zealand, and whether subsequently an offer at £2 17a 6d a ton was declined. In reply. Mr Maesey said that it was quite true that he made inquiries for freight, and the only offer he could get was at £5 per ton. Hβ thought that exorbitant. Wheat had been brought down at £2 a ton, and that was a high rate. He bad bad no offer to carry to New Zealand at £2 17s 6d a ton, but though ha had not signed any contract he thought, he was justified in saying that he had practically made arrangements to bring any wheat re quired from Canada to New Zealand at a vury much more reasonable rate than £5 a ton, or anything like it. He was noc at liberty to say what the freight would be, but arrangements were practically complete. As a matter of fact the tendency of freights was lower now. Directly wheat dropped in England freights dropped. He would supply the whole of the particulars to Parliament later.— "Dominion."

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FREIGHT ON WHEAT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915

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FREIGHT ON WHEAT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3472, 6 July 1915

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