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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister' for Repatriation) (6:43 AM) . - My colleague would have moved a' request on this item, which, in.his. absence, I submit. We propose, instead' of- including so: many articles' inr item. 126, to divide them at- different rates of. duty. I move -

That the House of Representatives be. re* quested to amend the item, by adding, the following words: - "And on and' after 1st January, 1922- (a)' Saddlers' webs, upholsterers' webs, saddlers' felt, and felt for lining horse and cattle- rugs,, ad - val., British, free; intermediate, free* general, 10 per cent'. (jb)' Collar check, collar cloth, saddlers' kersey, and saddlers' serge; ad' val:, British, 30 per cent;; intermediate, 40 .per cent.; general, 45 per. cent."

Senator DRAKE-BROCKMAN (WESTERN AUSTRALIA) -Bboceman.. - Why such high duties' on the. proposed* sub- item b ?

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