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Tuesday, 19 July 1921


Senator RUSSELL (Victoria) (VicePresident of the Executive Council) . - By an oversight, South Africa has been cut out of her preferential Tariff, and I propose to move for the insertion of a new clause in substitution for clause 12, so that the existing preferential Tariff, so far as South Africa is concerned, shall continue in force until such time as this Act is proclaimed. When that proclamation is issued, all reciprocal treaties of that kind will be cancelled, and probably new reciprocal arrangements will he made under the new schedule. I more -

That the House of Representatives he requested to make the following amendment: - " Leave 'out clause 12 and insert in its stead the following clause: - " 12. ( 1 )The undermentioned Acts are hereby repealed, as from the time when this Act is deemed to have come into operation, namely -

Customs Tariff 1908 (No. 7 of 1908).

Customs Tariff Amendment 1908 (No. 13 of 1908).

Customs Tariff 1910 (No. 39 of 1910).

Customs Tariff 1911 . (No. 19 of 1911).

(2)   The Customs Tariff Validation Act 1917 (No. 6 of 1917) and the Customs Tariff Validafion Act 1919 . (.No. . 17 of 1919) shall cease, as from the time when ithis Act is deemed to have come into operation, torapply to the demanding iand collection of duties of Customs pursuant to any Tariff proposals other than the proposals relating to the Tariff on goods imported irom . and the produce or manufacture of the Union

(3)   The Customs Tariff XSouth African Preference) 1906 (No. 17 oif 1906), the Customs 'Tariff Validation Act 1917 (No. 6 of 1017) , and . the Customs 'Tariff Validation Act 1919 (No. 17 of 1919) are hereby repealed as from the date of assent to this Act."

Request agreed to.

Clause 13 (Cessation of operation of certain 'Tariff proposals').

Motion (by Senator Russell) proposed -

That the HouseofRepresentativesbe requested to make the following amendment : - " Leave out clause 13 and insert in its stead the following clause : - 13. (1) The undermentioned Tariff proposals shall be deemed to have . ceased . to have effect as from the time when this Act is deemed to have" come into operation, -namely: -

The Tariff proposals - proposed : in the House of Kepresentatives on the . following dates, namely : - 3rd December, 1914 - ('Kelating to the Tariff on goods other than those imported from, and the , produce . or manufacture of, the Union of South Africa) ; 12th December, 1914; . 9th June, . 1915; 12th November, 1915; 10th August, 1V117; 26th September, 1917; and 25th September, 1918- (Relating to the

Tariff on goods other than those imported from, and the produce or manufacture of, the Union of South Africa). (2.) The undermentioned Tariff proposals shall cease to have effect . as from , tho date of assent 'to this Act, namely: -

The Tariff proposals proposed -in the House of Kepresentatives on -the following dates, namely : - 3rd December, 1914 - (Kelating to the Tariff on goods imported from,, and the produce or manufacture of, -the Union of South Africa) ; and 25th September, 1918- (Kelating to the Toriff on goods imported from, and the produce or manufacture of, the Union of South Africa)"







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