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Tuesday, 30 August 1921

Senator LYNCH (Western Australia) . - On the grounds advanced by Senator Rowell, I urge the serious consideration of the question of the duties on saccharin. Those who are suffering from bodily ills deserve some sympathy at the hands of Parliament. It seems to me that after this Tariff has been finally disposed of we may have a lot more sickness in Australia. It is necessary that we should prepare to cope with such a contingency. I should not be surprised if we had an epidemic of fainting fits and bodily weaknesses when the Tariff becomes law. I suggest to the Minister for Repatriation (Senator E. D. Millen) that he should agree to a request to amend subitemd by providing for the free admission of saccharin for medicinal purposes generally, or, at all events, for use in hospitals.

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