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Thursday, 2 May 1957

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Mr Lucock (LYNE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Order! The honorable member may not make a second-reading speech on a motion for the postponement of consideration of a clause.

Mr PEARCE - 1 am stating the reason why 1 ask for the postponement, which is that the Government should examine the profit margin, the limitation of which is restricting the use of sulphuric acid manufactured from indigenous materials in Australia. 1 do not want to make a secondreading speech on this subject. I ask the Government to have another look at section 10 of the principal act. and examine the Tariff Board's report. I have not submitted this motion in condemnation of the Government, the aims and ideals of which have been good, although somewhere along the line it has had bad advice, lt has adopted a policy which it now proposes to continue, but it will not aid the industry. Therefore, 1 have moved that the clause be postponed as an instruction to the Government to re-examine the limitationofprofit section of the legislation.

Mr. POLLARD(Lalor) 14.10].- On behalf of the Opposition, 1 would be prepared to support the postponement of the clause, not m order to enable the Government to review the profit limitation-

Mr Beale - That is the only reason why the honorable member for Capricornia wants the postponement .

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