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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator CRAWFORD (Queensland) . - Even if Senator Lynch's request were carried, I am afraid it would be very difficult for the Department to determine what is and what is not dungaree. I know of quite a number of cotton piece goods which are used practically for the same purposes as is dungaree. Cotton khaki i3 used to a very great extent in Queensland in ihe manufacture of working garments, and quite a number of varieties, of cotton piece goods coming from India are used for the same purpose. I should think that hundreds of thousands of yards of cotton khaki are imported every year into the Common wealth. I see .no more reason for admitting dungaree from all countries duty free than there is for admitting free of duty cotton goods of a similar character that can be put to the same uses. It is probable that more cotton goods are produced in India, than anywhere else in the world, and some are of a very high quality.

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