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Thursday, 25 August 1921

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister for Defence) .- The consideration of item 143, which deals with scrap iron and steel, was postponed, at the request of Senator Duncan, until the division covering metals and machinery had been dealt with. Will the honorable senator consent to its further postponement until the whole of the schedule has been considered ? The item involves a certain amount of investigation by Customs officials. This work is in hand, but has not been completed.

Senator Duncan - I am quite agreeable to its further postponement.

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Items 8 and 9 and others were also postponed. Would it not be well if the Minister were to agree that all postponed items shall be dealt with at the end of the schedule?

Senator PEARCE - I approve of that suggestion.

Item 143 further postponed, accordingly division vii.- oils, paints, and varnishes.

Item 223 (Bronzing and metal powders); item 224 (Graphite); and item 225 (French chalk), agreed to.


Blacking; dressings and polishes for boots, shoes, and other articles of attire; dressings, inks, stains, pastes, and polishes for leather; furniture oils, pastes, and polishes; floor polishes; bronzing and metal liquids; knife, metal, and stove polishes, ad val., British, 35 per cent.: intermediate, 40 per cent.; general, 45 per cent.

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