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Tuesday, 8 June 1926


Senator CRAWFORD (QueenslandHonorary Minister) . - The sole object of the amendment is to take zinc blocks out of the tariff and make them duty free.


Senator McLachlan - Thus placing them on the same basis as zinc shavings?


Senator CRAWFORD - Yes. They Were admitted, under item 174, free and 10 per cent., from 18th April, 1923, until the Solicitor-General advised that zinc blocks of this kind were not eligible for admission under that item. They arc largely exported from Great Britain; but Continental countries are also producers. The blocks are necessary to en- able marine boilers to be used for an extended period to their utmost capacity.

Request agreed to.

Item agreed to, subject to requests.

Item 145 agreed to.

Item 152 -

By omitting the whole of sub-item (b) (twice occurring) and inserting in its stead the following sub-item: - "(b) Close jointed Iron or Steel Pipes and

Tubes; Cycle Tubing including Liners, Bent Tubing and Fork Sides, whether plated or brazed or not, but not including Cycle Frames partly or wholly finished; Wrought Iron and Steel Pipes, n.e.i., ad val British, 27½ per cent.; intermediate, 35 per cent.; general, 40 per cent."







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