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Tuesday, 28 August 1906


Mr JOHNSON (Lang) . - I merely mentioned that it had been stated during the debate upon the spirit duties that gin was not improved by being kept in wood, and I asked whether the matter had received the attention of the Minister.. I did not pose as an authority on the subject.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 11 -

Spirits distilled in Australia shall not be delivered from the control of the Customs for human consumption unless they have been matured by storage in wood for a period of not less than two years.

Provided that this section shall not apply to spirits which were subject to the control of the Customs on the seventeenth day of August, One thousand nine hundred and six, and which are entered for home consumption before the first day of March, One thousand nine hundred and seven.







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