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Thursday, 16 August 1906


Mr DEAKIN (Ballarat) (Minister of External Affairs) . - The matter to which the honorable and learned member refers has been brought under my notice by the honorable member for Bland. I am informed by the officers of the Customs Department that gin can be matured only in wood.


Mr Watson - If it is matured in wood, it becomes discoloured.


Mr DEAKIN - I suggest that we should agree to the paragraph as it stands, and I will have full inquiries made into the matter before introducing the Bill embodying the resolutions arrived at by the Committee, so that it will be quite possible for honorable members to alter the provision should it be found necessary to do so.

Amendments (by Mr. Deakin) agreed to-

That the following words be added to paragraph 6 : - " And on and after 17th August, 1906, 12s."

That the following words be added to paragraphs 7 and 8 : - " And on and after 17th August,1906, 13s."







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