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Tuesday, 19 May 1936

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator J B Hayes (TASMANIA) - The honorable senator's time has expired.

SenatorFOLL (Queensland) [11.46]. - My only object in speaking at this stage is to reply to the statement made by Senator Payne, that no plant has yet been erected in Australia for manufacturing material of this type. That statement is inaccurate.

Senator Payne - I said that the values of plant quoted by the Minister in that respect were too high.

SenatorFOLL. - The honorable senator gave the committee to understand that no special plant has been erected in Australia for manufacturing cloth of this type. I point out that, with the limited market available for cotton tweeds, it is impossible that the whole of the existing plant has been erected solely for the production of such material.

Senator Payne - Why?

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