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Tuesday, 25 November 1941


Mr BEASLEY (WEST SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Supply and Development) - The subject of the excise on tobacco, spirits, ales and the like has been engaging the attention of the Minister for Trade and Customs. I understand that so far steps have not been taken to permit the excise to he passed on to the buyer of these alcoholic leverages. As it would appear,, from what the honorable member has declared, that some preliminary steps in this direction, for which I can see no justification, have been taken by certain of the interests concerned, I shall bring the matter to the notice of the Minister, and have a report furnished to the honorable member







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