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Thursday, 26 July 1906

Mr CARPENTER (Fremantle) . - The question now before us, and upon which I differ from certain of my colleagues, is as to whether" we should make quite sure that a monopoly is detrimental before we take steps to nationalize it.

Mr Thomas - The nationalization of monopolies is a plank in our platform.

Mr CARPENTER - Whilst the plat form makes no qualification, it is to be in- terpreted with a certain amount of intelligence, and the assumption underlying the plank relating to monopolies is that such monopolies are detrimental.

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