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Thursday, 3 December 1936

Senator A J McLACHLAN (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) (Postmaster-General) . - The wonderful eloquence and terrific speed of the honorable senator prevented me from intervening earlier to intimate that this subject cannot be discussed under this division. At present logs for the manufacture of plywoods are admitted under departmental by-law. I assure the honorable senator that this complaint will be brought under the notice of the Minister for Trade and Customs.

Item agreed to.

Division 14. - Vehicles.

Item 359-

By omitting the whole of paragraph (4) (twice occurring) of sub-item (d) and inserting in its stead the following paragraph : - " (4) Chassis, including lamps but not including rubber tyres and tubes, storage batteries, shook absorbers (excepting steering dampers), bumper bars, sparking plugs and springs -

(a)   Unassembled, viz.: - Car, and car type capable of use for commercial vehicles, per lb. - British, free; intermediate, 5d. ; general, 5½d.

(b   ) Unassembled, viz. : - Truck omnibus or other commercial vehicle, per lb. - British, free; intermediate, 4¼d.; general 4¾d.

(c)   Assembled, per lb.-- British,1¼d.; intermediate, 6½d. ; general 7d. and in respect of sub-paragraphs (a), (b) and (c) - An additional duty of per lb. - British, 7d.; intermediate, . 7d.; general, . 7d.

Provided that for the purposes of subparagraphs (a) and (b) the classification shall be as determined by the Minister and the Minister's decision shall be final."

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