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Thursday, 17 November 1921


Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Repatriation) . - This is a matter on which the other House, this Committee, and myself may happily agree. The Senate requested a reduction in the duties from 27½, 35, and 40 per cent., to 20, 30, and 35 per cent, respectively. The other House has accepted the Senate's request in regard to the intermediate and general Tariff, but proposes to lift the British preferential Tariff 2½ per cent., so as to make it 22½ per cent. I submit that this is a matter on which the Committee may reasonably fall in with the modification, more particularly as it will bring the duties more into line with those already passed. I move -

That the modification be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

Item 164-

Churns of all kinds; cheese presses; dairy coolers; -refrigerators other than for household use. ad val., British, 27½ per cent. ; intermediate, 35 per cent. ; general, 40 per cent.

Senate's Request.- British, 20 per cent.-; intermediate, 30 per cent. ; general, 35 per cent.

House of Representatives' Message- Made with the following modification : - " The duty British preferential Tariff, mode - 22½ per cent."

Motion (by Senator E. D. Millen) agreed to -

That the modification be agreed to.

Item 165 -

(a)   Reaper, threshers and harvesters, n.e.i., ad val., British, 25 per cent. ; intermediate, 35 per cent. ; general, 40 per cent.

Senate's Request.- British, 20 per cent. ; intermediate, 30 per cent.; general, 35 per cent.

House of Representatives' Message- Made with the following modification: - "The duty, British preferential Tariff, made - 22½ per cent."

Motion (by Senator E. D. Millen) agreed to -

That the modification be agreed to.

Item 165-

(b)   Stripper harvesters, each, British, £12; intermediate, £14; general, £15, or ad val., British, 25 per cent. ; intermediate, 35 per cent. ; general, 40 per cent., whichever rate returns the higher duty.

Senate's Request.- Each, British, £10; intermediate, £12; general, £13; or, ad val., British, 20 per cent.; intermediate, 30 per cent. ; general,. 35 per cent.

House of Representatives' Message- Made with the following modification : - " The ad val. duty, British preferential Tariff, made - 22½ per cent."

Motion (by Senator E. D. Millen) agreed to -

That the modification be agreed to.

Item 170 -

(a)   Earth and rock cutting, dredging, and excavating machinery, ad val., British, 27½ per cent. ; intermediate, 35 per cent. ; general, 40 per cent.

Senate's Request.- General, 35 per cent.

House of Representatives' Message.- Not made.







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