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Tuesday, 23 August 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) . - In order to make my position clear, and the vote which I have just given explainable, I wish to state that I shall support a reduction of the duties in the British preferential and intermediate columns, as I intimated in my speech an hour ago, hut shall vote against any reduction of the duty in the general column, which will apply almost exclusively to competition from America and, in future, Germany.

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