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Tuesday, 9 August 1921

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - I am much obliged to Senator Guthrie for the information which he has supplied to the Committee. I am rather pleased to learn that Victoria can, at all events, grow onions. It is quite possible that Great Britain may be able to produce some for export, and as one of the outposts of the Empire, we should be prepared to say to Great Britain that when the price of onions here is sufficiently high to make it profitable for British growers to export them to this country, we will not impose a duty on them. I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to make the item, British, free.

Request negatived.

Item agreed to.

Item 81 -

Peel, preserved in liquid, including the weight of the liquid . . . per lb., British, 1d.; intermediate,1½d.; general, 2d.

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