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Wednesday, 31 August 1921

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (Minister for Repatriation) . - I point out that wax paper is included in sub-item g 1, in which the duties are, per cent., British, 83. ; intermediate, 9s. ; and general, 10s. Senator Vardon's purpose in proposing to lift it from that subitem to sub-item d 2 is, I take it, to get the. advantage of the i"-<'er duty.

Senator Vardon - No.

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Then does it matter under which item it. is included ? I am advised by the Customs officers.- that, in view of all the circumstances, it ought to remain in sub-item g 1, unless Senator Vardon can show some good reason why it should come in at lower duties. The fact that it may not be properly classified is not a very strong argument. Classification does not matter so much as the amount of the duty to be levied.

Request negatived.

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