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Wednesday, 16 September 1942

Senator COOPER (QUEENSLAND) - I ask the Minis ter for Trade and Customs -

1.   Is it a fact that the recent increase of excise duties applies to goods sold to service men in their service canteens?

2.   If so, is it a fact that this increase involves an extra charge of 4d. on a packet of 20 cigarettes and an additional 2d. on a schooner of beer?

3.   Is it a fact that the Minister has received representations from returned service men's organizations requesting a reduction of excise duty on goods sold to service men at service canteens?

4.   "What action, if any, does the Minister intend to take with regard to these representations ?

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