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Wednesday, 31 August 1921

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) . - I cannot understand why the British preferential duty . and the general duty should be both 15 per cent. I move -

That the House ofRepresentatives be requested to make the duty, sub-item (a), British, ad vol., 10 per cent.

Senator Elliott - Hickory is an American timber, and these hickory felloes do not come from Great Britain.

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - That, I take it, is regarded as a good reason for giving Great Britain a greater preference; the low duty looks well on paper, and does no harmto Australia.

Request negatived.

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