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Wednesday, 31 August 1921

Senator LYNCH (Western Australia) . - What I said in connexion with a previous sub-item on elm hubs also applies with equal force to sub-item g> as the inadequacy of the duties imposed has allowed importations to flow into Aus- tralia so freely that many factories have been struggling to exist.

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - There were no im*portations of hubs.

Senator Pearce - There have been large importations of spokes, and I shall accept the same rate of duty in the general Tariff on this sub-item.

Senator LYNCH - Then, I move-

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the duty, sub-item (o), ad val., general, 25 per cent.

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