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Tuesday, 10 July 1906

Mr WILSON (Corangamite) . - I am rather disappointed at the remarks made by the Minister. The honorable gentleman, ait an earlier stage, promised us that before the clauses relating to dumpingwere considered he would give some information with regard to the dumping that is alleged to be going on in Australia.. I asked for that information, and I think it should be supplied before these clauses are gone on with. If. the Minister has this information, why does he withhold it? ,

Sir William Lyne - I gave the information twice.

Mr WILSON - I beg the honorable gentleman's pardon. He mentioned no cases of dumping either in his spee:h on the second reading of the Bill or in the speeches which he has subsequently made. 1 I consider that the honorable gentleman is merely flouting the House, in refusing to give this information. He is asking honorable members to pass legislation in the dark, and the manner in which, he has treated the Committee calls for an expression of the strongest disapprobation. Let the honorable gentleman open his box and make the Committee acquainted with the horrible cases of dumping which have come under his notice, or let him have a statement of the matter tabled and printed. I ask the Minister 10 fulfil the promise which he made to honorable members on the second reading of the Bill, and which he has not yet fulfilled.

Sir William Lyne - I have done so twice. '

Mr WILSON - The honorable gentle- " man has done no such thing. If honorable members will look through Hansard, they will find that the Minister has not quoted any cases of dumping. I ask that he should give the Committee all the information he has on the subject before these clauses are proceeded with. .

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