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Tuesday, 6 December 1938

In Committee of Ways and Means:

Motion (by Mr. Thompson) agreed to-

1.   That a tax be imposed upon apples and pears grown in Australia and, on or after the first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine, sold by or on behalf of the grower.

2.   That, subject to a lower rate being prescribed by regulations made under the act passed to give effect to this resolution, the rate of tax shall be Three farthings per bushel case.

3.   That the Governor-General may, after report to the Minister by tho Australian Apple and Pear Board constituted under the Apple and Pear Organization Act 1938, make regulations prescribing a lower rate of tax on apples and pears than that imposed by the act passed to give effect to this resolution.

Resolution reported.

Standing Orders suspended and resolution adopted.

Ordered -

That Mr. Thompson and Mr, Perkins do prepare and bring in a bill to carry out the foregoing resolution.

Bill brought up by Mr. Thompson, and read a first time.

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