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Tuesday, 5 May 1936

The CHAIRMAN -Only a portion of it.

Senator E B Johnston - When the duties are being amended we should be entitled to move requests relating to any existing duties otherwise our rights of tariff revision are seriously curtailed.

Senator Foll - We cannot initiate items.

Senator E B Johnston - If we cannot submit requests for amendments of existing duties other than those before us, our review of the schedule is futile. Our work is confined to the Government's sma.ll alterations, and we are unable to reduce the tariff generally. Is it suggested that, even if the committee were unanimously in favour of making the suggested reduction, it could not do so ? I trust that you, sir, will not sustain the point of order raised by the Minister.

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