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Wednesday, 16 March 1932

Mr FORDE (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) - In view of the fact that a fortnight has elapsed since the House was given an opportunity to discuss the Government's tariff proposals with regard to the tobacco industry, I should like to know whether the Ministry has yet given the duties further consideration, as promised at the request of members of the Country party? It wasbecause of the definite assurance that the whole question would be reconsidered that several members of the Country party voted against their own amendment.

Mr LYONS - The Government is taking such action as will enable it to fully reconsider the whole subject. We are investigating the position from the stand-point of the growers particularly. The Minister has secured the services of an officer who was not connected with the previous investigation, in order that the whole position may be reviewed and a report made to the Cabinet. The Government will then give careful consideration to the question. In doing this, the Government is honouring the undertaking it gave to the right honorable the leader of the Country party.

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