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Tuesday, 19 December 1911


Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - I do not wish to start a discussion again on this item, but I may point out to Senator Givens that the request does not deal with the importations of motor cars, but of the bodies of motor cars, and it would be a very elaborate body that would be worth £200.

Request negatived.

Motion (by Senator McGregor) agreed to-

That the House of Representatives be requested to amend the item by adding the following new sub-item : -

(f)   Vehicle parts, namely, wheels n.e.i., ad valorem (General Tariff), 35 per cent. ; (United Kingdom), 30 per cent. ; and on and after - December, 191 1 (General Tariff). 40 per cent. ; (United Kingdom), 35 per cent.

Item 381 (Musical instruments, n.e.i.), agreed to.

Item 384 -

By omitting the whole of the item and inserting in its stead the following item : - " 384. Pianos and Pianola-Pianos -

(a)   Grand, each (General Tariff) , £14; (United Kingdom),£12; or, ad valorem (General Tariff), 35 per cent. ; (United Kingdom), 30 per cent., whichever rate returns the higher duty.

(b)   Upright, each (General Tariff), £7; (United Kingdom), £6; or, ad valorem (General Tariff), 35 per cent. ; (United Kingdom), 30 per cent., whichever rate returns the higher duty.

(C)   Parts thereof, n.e.i., under Departmental By-laws, ad valorem (General Tariff), 20 per cent. ; (United Kingdom), 15 per cent."







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