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Wednesday, 23 November 1921

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Repatriation) . - The only alteration made by another place to the request submitted by the Senate is one which I think clearly represents the desire of the Committee. In the original Tariff superphosphates manufactured in the British Empire were to be admitted free from all countries, and manures, n.e.i., were to be dutiable at 10 per cent., 15 per cent., and 25 per cent. respectively. Theletters "n.e.i." were inserted by the Committee in the wrong place, as it was intended to make superphosphates other than those manufactured within the British Empire liable to these duties, leaving on the free list blood manures, which are not covered by the term '"superphosphates." The object of the Committee was clearly to levy a duty upon superphosphates imported from other countries. The modifications made by another place, if agreed to, will mean that superphosphates and all other manures manufactured within the Empire will come in free of duty, and superphosphates from outside the Empire will be liable to 10 per cent., 15 per cent., and 20 per cent. respectively, as suggested by the Committee. I move -

That the modifications be agreed to.

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