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Thursday, 1 September 1921

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) .- I think the system adopted in this case is absolutely wrong. The better the quality of the article, the greater is the amount paid under the ad valorem rates. The fixed duties, in my opinion, are ample.

Request negatived.

Item agreed to.

Item 354 (Motor cycles) ; item 355 (Children's tricycles and quadricycles) ; item 356 (Perambulator or go-cart parts, n.e.i.) ; item 357 (Perambulators and bodies therefor) ; and item 358 (Aeroplanes) ; agreed to.

Item 359-

Vehicles parts, viz.: -

(b)   Steel or iron wheels and steel-tyred wheels for use on railways and tramways, and all steel or iron parts for such wheels, including axles; ad val., British, 35 per cent.; intermediate, 45 per cent.; general, 55 per cent.

(d)   .... And on and after 1st July,


(4   ) Chassis, but not including rubber tyres -

(a)   Unassembled, ad val., British 5 per cent.; intermediate, 7½ per cent.; general, 10 per cent.

(b)   Assembled, ad val., British, 7½ per cent. ; intermediate, 10 per cent. ; general, 12½ per cent.

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