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Thursday, 18 August 1921

Senator GARDINER (New South Wales) . - With a view to giving fair play all round I am of opinion that, having reduced the duty on the manufactured article, we ought to reduce the duty on the raw material, and therefore I move -

That the House of Representatives bo requested to make the duties. British, 40s.; intermediate, 60s.; general, 80s.

I submit this request because I see we have created a difficulty. We have reduced the duty on the manufactured article, and this wire is the raw material of people who do not draw their own wire.

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