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Thursday, 8 March 1928

Senator CRAWFORD (Queensland) (Honorary Minister) . - In every item throughout the schedule a rate of duty has to be inserted in the British column. One of the reasons for fixing the duty on butter at 6d. British, is that it forms a basis for negotiating reciprocal agreements with other dominions. For instance, 6d. is the rate which would probably apply to New Zealand butter. It is not expected that there will be any material imports of butter from Great Britain, but at times butter in British ships' stores has to be charged duty, and the rate will now be 6d. a lb.

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