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Friday, 18 November 1921


Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Repatriation) .- Originally, the Tariff upon timber, undressed, n.e.i., for the manufacture of boxes, asprescribed by departmental by-laws, was 3s. 6d. per 100 super feet all round, while the duty on timber, undressed, but cut to sizes, was 5s. Thus, a protection to the extent of1s. 6d. per 100 feet was afforded local dressers and manufacturers. The Senate requested that the intermediate and general rates should be raised, to provide a wider margin between the duty on undressed timber and on timber cut to sizes. The House of Representatives, taking the view that the outcome would' he to impose additional charges upon those who use these boxes for the transport of their produce, deemed it advisable to retain the 5s. rate on timber cut to sizes but to lower the duty on the raw material to1s. per 100 feet, in order to afford a wider margin of protection. I move -

That the modification be agreed to.







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