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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator PAYNE (Tasmania) (5:32 AM) . - There may be something in the contention that the Tariff in the proposed new sub-item would beinconsistent if it were less than the duty on textile fabrics, which has been fixed at British, 30 per cent., intermediate, 40 per cent., and general, 45 per cent. With the permission of the Committee I wish to again amend my request.

Request further amended accordingly and agreed to.

Request (by Senator Payne) agreed to -

That the House of Representatives be requested to add the following new paragraph to sub-item (d) just inserted: - " (2) Cotton, ad val., British, 20 per cent.; intermediate, 25 per cent.; general, 35 per cent."

Senator Duncan - I think we should have a quorum. [Quorum formed.]

Item agreed to, subject to requests.

Item 111 (Articles of natural or imitationhair), item 112 (Purs and other skins and articles made thereof), item 113 (Gloves, except of rubber), and item 114 (Hats, caps, and bonnets), agreed to. Item 115-

Socks and stockings for human attire, viz.: -

(a)   Cotton, ad vol., British, 30 per cent.; intermediate, 40 per cent.; general, 45 per cent. '

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