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Wednesday, 24 August 1921

Senator LYNCH (Western Australia) . - In the case of parts for stripper harvesters, the Government were content with fixed duties of13/4d. and 2d., and I should like to know why it is proposed to have the alternative duties of 30, 40, and 45 per cent., for parts of horse hayrakes. I understand that these duties on parts will add excessively to the cost of keeping these machines in repair, and at the proper time I shall move that these alternative duties be struck out.

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The effect of the request I have proposed is merely to re-state what already appears in the Tariff, the only alteration being that of the date. This re-statement is obviously a better course than to propose two amendments in each of the columns.

The CHAIRMAN (Senator Bakhap - I suggest that Senator Lynch should put his proposal in the form of an amendment to the request moved by Senator E. D. Millen.

Amendment (by Senator Lynch) proposed -

That the request be amended by omitting the ad val. rates.

Amendment negatived.

Request agreed to.

Senator E D MILLEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - That is so.

Senator Lynch - Practically the whole of these parts come from Canada and the United States of America. Obviously, the 10 per cent, has been imposed for no reason other than to raise revenue. item agreed to, subject to requests. item 172-

Mangles, clothes-wringers, and clotheswashing machines, for household use, ad val., British, 12£ per cent ; intermediate, 20 per cent. ; general, 25 per cent.

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