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Wednesday, 14 March 1928

Senator CRAWFORD (QueenslandHonorary Minister) . - The duty has been increased by 10 per cent, so as to protect an Australian industry. These locks are being manufactured in large quantities in Australia.

Request agreed to.

SenatorCRAWFORD (Queensland-

Honorary Minister) [6.5]. - I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to add at the end of the item - " By adding a new sub-item (e) as follows -

(e)   Barrel and socket bolts - ad valorem,

British, 45 per cent.; intermediate, 60 per cent.; general, 65 per cent.

Whenthis matter was investigated by the Tariff Board there appears to have been a misunderstanding, and seeing that increased duties have been provided in connexion with another part of the same application, it is proposed to rectify the omission in respect of barrel and socket bolts. The effect will be to increase the duties in the existing schedule by 10 per cent.

Request agreed to'.

Item agreed to, subject to requests.

Division VIII. - Earthenware. Cement, China, Glass and Stone.

Item 242 (Hood lights).

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