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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator PAYNE (Tasmania) . - I arn prepared to make the' duties 20 per cent., 25 per cent., and 35 percent and ask leave to so amend my request.

Request, by leave, amended accord,ingly

Senator PAYNE - In quite a large number of retail establishments in Hobart and Launceston, I have been informed, during the last few months, that none of these goods are in stock and have not been offered, and my experience has been similar in a dozen other places in Melbourne. I do not dispute the statement of the Minister, but I fear that it may convey, the impression that Australian, cotton hose is in general use.

Senator Bolton - The difference between the conditions in Australia and in Japan represents more than 15 per cent.

Senator PAYNE - I do not think that the British preference in any case exceeds 15 per cent.

Request, as amended, agreed to.

Item agreed to, subject to a request. -

Item 116 (Parasols), item 117 (Blankets), item 118 (Carpets), item 119 (Coir articles), item 120 (Textile articles), item 121 (Curtains and blinds), and item 122 (Articles n.e.i.), agreed to.

Item 123-

(a)   Waddings and cotton wool, n.e.i., ad val., British, 20 per cent.; intermediate, 25 per cent.; general, 30 per cent.

(b)   Waste, engine cleaning, ad val., Bri tish and intermediate, free; general, 10 per cent.

(o)   Waste, axle, ad vaL, British, 10 per cent.; intermediate, 15 per cent.; general, 20 per cent.

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