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Tuesday, 19 December 1911

Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) (2:54 AM) . - What it means is that the material will be introduced at 5 per cent., and free, and then it will be printed or dyed in Australia. It will prevent printed or dyed material of that kind coming in in handkerchiefs at 5 per cent., or free, but it will leave the hemming or manufacture of the handkerchiefs from the white material just as we intended it should be left by the alteration we made.

Request agreed to.

Item 268 -

By inserting in sub-item (a) after the word " Marble " the words " and Granite."

By omitting from sub-item (d) the words " 30 per cent." and inserting in their stead the words " 35 per cent., and on and after14th December, 1911, ad val., 40 per cent."

Request (by Senator Millen) agreed to -

That the House of Representatives be requested to amend the item by inserting in the second column the words "35 per cent.

Item 380 -

By omitting the whole of the item and inserting in its stead the following item : -

(1)   Bodies, including Dashboards, Footboards and Mudguards, ad val. (General Tariff), 35 per cent. ; (United Kingdom), 30 per cent. ; and on and after the15th December,1911, each (General Tariff), £2410s. ; (United Kingdom), £21 or ad val. (General Tariff), 35 per cent. ; (United Kingdom), 30 per cent., whichever rate returns the higher duty.

(2)   Chassis, but not including rubber tyres, ad val. (General Tariff), 5 per cent. ; (United Kingdom), free.

(e)   Aeroplanes, free."

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