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Thursday, 16 August 1906


Mr DEAKIN (Ballarat) (Minister of External Affairs) . - I shall have to ask the Committee to make an amendment in paragraph 3, since we have not raised the strength at which spirit shall be distilled from 35 to 45 per cent, overproof, as was intended. This is merely a verbal alteration, and, with the permission of the Committee, I will move -

That the figures "35," paragraph 3, be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the figures "45."

Amendment agreed to.

Mr.DEAKIN (Ballarat- Minister of

External Affairs) [5.46]. - I move -

That after the word "free," paragraph 12, the words " and on and after 17th August, 1906, per proof gallon, 6d.," be inserted.

I propose that for the present, and if we can offer something more advantageous later I shall be glad to do so.

Amendment agreed to.

Question, as amended, resolved in ' the affirmative.


Mr DEAKIN - I should like to express my obligation to honorable members for the assistance they havegiven in dealing with this very complex question.

Progress reported.







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