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Thursday, 1 September 1921


The CHAIRMAN - The honorable senator may not do so. I have already ruled, more than once, that any new sub-item or paragraph must be requested before the actual duties are considered by the Committee.


Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - May I ask if the following addition will be in order: -

Chassis having a carrying capacity of 25 cwt. or over, for use solely as a lorry, van, bus, or char-a-banc.


The CHAIRMAN - The proposed subitem will not be in order. Its effect might be to qualify other sub-items and rates of duty which have already been dealt with.

Item agreed to, subject to requests.

Item 360 (Vehicles n.e.i.) agreed to. division xv. musical instruments.

Item 361 (Musical instruments, parts, and accessories), item 362 (Military band and. orchestral instruments), item 363 (Metal pipes for pipe organs), and item 364 (Pipe organs), agreed to.

Item 365-

And on and after 6th July, 1921 -

Pianos and Player Pianos -

(a)   Grand, each, British, £12; interme diate, £15; general, £17 10s.; or ad val., British, 20 per cent.; intermediate, 30 per cent.; general, 35 per cent.; whichever rate returns the higher duty.

(b)   Upright, each, British, £7; interme diate, £8; general, £9 10s.; or ad val., British, 20 per cent.; intermediate, 30 per cent.; general, 35 per cent. ; whichever rate returns the higher duty.

(c)   Keyboards .. .. ad val., British, 20 per cent.; intermediate, 30 per cent.; general, 35 per cent.







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