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Thursday, 1 September 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) (1:35 AM) . - I quite see the force of the Minister's proposal, but I am informed that the industry is now getting to work, and I have with me the first straw envelope made in Australia. I am glad that this duty has been proposed, because it will assist an industry which will be of considerable benefit to Australia.

Request agreed to.

Item agreed to, subject to a request.

Postponed item 8 -

Perfumed spirits,..... per gallon,

British, 40s.; intermediate, 45s.; general, 50s.; or ad val., British, 20 per cent.; intermediate, 25 per cent.; general, 30 per cent.; whichever rate returns the higher duty.

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