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Tuesday, 5 May 1936

By omitting the whole of sub-item (f) and inserting in its stead the following sub-item: - f (1)...

(2)   Hoop n.e.i, ad valorem: British, free; intermediate, 15 per cent.; general, 15 per cent.; and in respect of paragraph (2) - a deferred duty as follows: -

On and after 1st January, 1936,

(2)   Hoop, n.e.i., ad valorem, British, 10 per cent.; intermediate, 10 per cent.; general 22½ per cent., and per ton, intermediate, 70s.; general, 70s.

Senator A.J. McLACHIAN (South

Australia - Postmaster-General) [5.53] . - I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to amend paragraph 2 sub-itemf by leaving out "' 1st Januarv, 1936 ", and inserting in its stead "1st July, 1936".

On the recommendation of the Tariff Board, the Minister for Trade and Customs has postponed until the 1st July, 1936, the operation of the deferred duty under item 136 (f) (2) - iron and steel hoop, n.e.i. The request is designed to make the date in the bill conform with the date to which the operation of the deferred duty under this item has been postponed by the Minister.

Senator Herbert Hays - Will the Minister explain what is meant by the first line in this division, which reads "by omitting the explanatory note to the heading of Division VI."?

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