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Tuesday, 9 August 1921

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - I notice that in sub- item b, canary seed, hemp, and rape, also mixtures in which seeds predominate, the British Tariff is 6s. percental. Why should we impose any penalty on youngsters who wish to keep canaries?

Senator Russell - Because Queensland is growing a lot of this seed.

Senator GARDINER - All I can. say is that Queensland has a wonderful capacity for the production of these commodities.

Item agreed to. .

Item 92 -

Seed - Cotton, kapok, and' sesame, percental, 4s.

SenatorGARDINER (New South Wales) [10.58].- I think it is about time we had a vote on the question of British preferential Tariff again, so that we may see how many honorable senators are prepared to trade with Great Britain. Therefore I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the item (British), free.

Request negatived.

Item agreed to.

Item 93 -

Seed- Lucerne, per lb., British and intermediate, (6d. . . . . general, 9d.

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