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Friday, 26 August 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) . - This item covers the duties imposed on a great variety of bottles containing a good many things. I should like to be quite clear that these duties on bottles, flasks, jars, vials, and tube containers are in some sort of reasonable conformity with the duties imposed on ordinary glass bottles.

Senator Pearce - 1 can give the honorable senator the asssurance that they are.

Sitting suspended from 1 to 2.30 p.m.

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Before we resume I should like to know the intention of the Minister (Senator Pearce) concerning the business this afternoon. Those of us who have to catch the Inter-State trains must leave at 4 o'clock. In view of the progress made I think the Minister should be able to make a definite statement.

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