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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator PAYNE (TASMANIA) - I submit the request, because I desire to do all I can for those people in Australia who have to use a cheaper material than leather, and who have hitherto been able to obtain it free of duty; and, at the same time, I wish Great Britain to be given some encouragementand help by Australia in building up her industries which were so interfered with by the war.

Senator Russell - Leather cloth is not cheaper for furniture, because it does not stand the strain.

Senator PAYNE - But people who have not the necessary money cannot buy leather.

Question - That the request (Senator Payne's) be agreed to - put. TheCommittee divided.

Ayes . . . . 6

Noes . . . . . . 17

Majority . . . . 11



Question so resolved in the negative.

Request negatived.

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