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Tuesday, 30 August 1921


Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Repatriation) . - I have but little more to add to the information which I have already given the Committee. The reason for the difference in the dates is that bleaching powder and chlorine, for example, are already being manufactured in commercial quantities in Australia, so that it is not thought desirable to postpone the date from which the manufacturers of those products should receive the benefits of the Tariff. But with respect to other processes - the production of caustic soda, for instance. - it is not deemed well to impose the duties until the industry has been sufficiently established to produce commercial quantities.

Item agreed to, subject to a request.

Item 279 -

(a)   Citric acid, ad val., British, free; in termediate, 5 per cent; general, 10 per cent.

(B)   Tartaric acid, cream of tartar and cream of tartar substitutes, per lb., British, 2d.; intermediate, 3d.; general, 4d.

And on and after 1st January, 1922 -

(a)   Citric acid, ad val., British, 25 per cent.; intermediate, 35 per cent.; general, 40 per cent.

(b)   Tartaric acid, cream of tartar and cream of tar-tar substitutes, per lb., British, 2d.; intermediate, 3d.; general, 4d.







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