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Thursday, 1 September 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (3:00 AM) . - I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to amend sub-item (c) to read -

(c)   (1) Perfumeryn.e.i.; petroleum jelly n.e.i., ad val., British, 35 per cent.; intermediate, 40 per cent.; general, 45 per cent.

(2)   Toilet preparations (perfumed or not) n.e.i., ad val., British, 35 per cent. ; intermediate, 40 per cent. ; general, 45 per cent.; with an additional duty if spirituous as follows: - If containing not more than 20 per cent, of proof spirit, per gallon, British, 4s.; intermediate, 4s. ; general, 5s. ; and for every additional 20 per cent, or fraction thereof of proof spirit, per gallon, British, 4s. ; intermediate, 4s. ; general, 5s.

The purpose of the proposed alteration is to bring articles which contain spirits and medicines or perfumery into line in a way which will indicate more clearly their competition with local manufactures.

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