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Thursday, 1 September 1921


All the arguments adduced in support of the excessively high duty imposed under the general Tariff do not apply in this instance. I understand that some honorable senators favoured a high general Tariff in order to prevent the importation of German instruments; but, in view of the fact that imports dutiable under the intermediate Tariff will not come from that country, a lower rate should be imposed.

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