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Wednesday, 31 August 1921

Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) . - Surely when the Minister admits that the parchment-making industry does not exist in Australia the duty set out in the schedule will serve no good purpose. I see no object in having Protective duties unless there is a prospect of establishing industries here.

Request negatived.

Item agreed to.

Item 337 (Transfers, ceramic, for pottery), item 338 (Paper), item 339 (Books, n.e.i.,and printed' matter, n.e.i.), item 340 (Stationery), item 341 (Writing ink and ink powders), item 342 (Black printing ink), item 343 (Printing and stencilling inks, n.e.i., item 344 (Maps and charts), item 345 (Globes, geographical, &c), item 346 (Pencils and penholders), item 347 (Paint boxes), item 348 (School and drawing slates, slate pencils), and item 349 (Kindergarten materials), agreed to.

Progress reported.

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