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Tuesday, 6 December 1938

Mr LANE (BARTON, NEW SOUTH WALES) - In view of the claims that the excise duty on flour was imposed arbitrarily by the Commonwealth Government without consultation with other governments will the Prime Minister undertake to have the tax revised with a view to reducing it and so enabling bread to be sold at a cheaper price?

Mr LYONS - Commonwealth legislation on this subject is complementary to legislation passed by the State parliaments.

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