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Thursday, 20 November 1941

Mr BEASLEY (West Sydney) (Minister for Supply and Development) . - I move -

That the billbe now read a second time.

This bill has been introduced for the purpose of validating, until the 31st March, 1942, the collection of the special war duty of 10 per cent, imposed by proposals tabled on the 2nd July, 1941, to provide additional revenue for war purposes. Time is not available to debate the proposals at this stage, and in order to safeguard the revenue it. is necessary to validate the collections being made. The extra duty was imposed by the previous Government, and it is desired that the collections shall be continued.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time and reported from committee without amendment or debate'; report adopted.

Bill - by leave - read a third time.

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