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Wednesday, 23 March 1927

Senator CRAWFORD (Queensland) (Honorary Minister) . - I move -

That the bill be now read a second time.

This bill is subsidiary to the- Pearl Shell Overseas Marketing Bill 1927, and provides for a maximum levy of £3 a ton on all pearl shell exported. Provision is also made for the reduction of the amount of the levy after a report has been furnished by the Pearl Shell Overseas Marketing Board. The moneys collected will be used for publicity purposes and to cover the administrative expenses of the marketing board.

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