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Wednesday, 2 March 1932


Mr HUTCHINSON (INDI, VICTORIA) - The Melbourne Herald, of the 29th February, publishes passages which purport to be extracts from the Tariff Board's report on the tobacco-growing industry. Will the Minister for Trade and Customs say whether a copy of that report was made available to that newspaper although it has not yet been distributed to honorable members?


Mr GULLETT - The report has not been made available to any newspaper. The information published in the Herald was not taken from the Tariff Board's report.

Mr.RIORDAN.- In view of the repudiation by the Government of promises that it made during the recent election with regard to-

Government Members. - Chair, chair ! Mr. SPEAKER (Hon, G. H. Mackay). - Order ! The Chair does not require the assistance of honorable members on either side in conducting the proceedings of the House. It is for the Chair to determine whether a question is in order or not. At the same time, I desire to call attention to what is becoming a practice with some honorable members of prefacing their questions with unnecessary remarks. It is laid down in the Standing Orders that an honorable member must ask his question without any preliminary observation.







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