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Thursday, 22 March 1928

Senator CRAWFORD(Queensland-

Honorary Minister) [4.57]. - I move -

That the bill be now read a second time.

Honorable senators will probably remember that before the Customs Tariff Bill which the Senate has just passed was introduced into another place, three different tariff schedules were introduced. On the 11th August, 1926, proposals affecting the duties on iron and steel were brought forward; on the 23rd March, 1927, the duties on rice were increased, while, on the 28th September, 1927, increased duties were imposed on chassis, the revenue derivable therefrom to be used to assist the States in the construction of roads. Later, those three schedules were merged into the Customs Tariff Bill, with which we havejustdealt. This bill provides for the validation of the collection ofthe duties of customs contained in the tariff schedules referred to.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time and reported from committee without request.

Report adopted.

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