Price control WHETHER COMMONWEALTH CAN CONTROL PRICE OF CANNED FRUIT SUBSEQUENT TO PRODUCTION: WHETHER CONDITION CAN BE IMPOSED IN MEASURE GRANTING BOUNTY ON PRODUCTION OF GOODS
In reply to your letter of 7th February, relative to the Canned Fruits Bounty 1923-4 Season, I desire to inform you that in my opinion the Commonwealth cannot constitutionally control the price at which canned fruit is sold after it has left the hands of the canner who receives the Bounty.
I think also that it is extremely doubtful whether, in a measure granting a bounty on the production of goods, the Commonwealth can impose a condition operating subsequently to production.
[Vol. 20, p. 410A]