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Tuesday, 28 August 1906

Sir JOHN QUICK (Bendigo) .- I think that the same arrangement should be made in regard to Australian blended whisky as has been made in regard to Australian blended wine brandy. In a letter which I have received from Mr. J. M. Joshua, he says -

Re "Spirits Bill 1906," and the maturing pro visions thereof, it appears to us that there will be a strong (and just) demand for preliminary notice, both on the part of distillers and importers. May I take the liberty of reminding you that this matter was carefully worked out in the Canadian law.

In Canada notice similar to that now proposed was given, and, in view of the attitude taken by the representatives of SouthAustralia, I move -

That before the word " It," third paragraph b, the following words be inserted : - " Unless entered for home consumption before the 1st January, 1908."

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 4 to 6 agreed to.

Clause 7 -

When an officer has given a certificate ... he may, at the request of the owner of the spirits, mark the description of the spirits on the cask.

Amendment (by Sir William Lyne) agreed to -

That after the word " mark," line 3, the words "or cause to be marked," be inserted.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clauses 8 and 9 agreed to.

Clause 10 (Imported spirits to be matured).

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