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Thursday, 1 September 1921

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) (2:13 AM) . - Senator Guthrie gave notice of his intention to move this request, and investigations made by the Department support all that he has said with regard to it. The industry has been established here, and the duties proposed compare favorably with those imposed on similar articles in other parts of the schedule. In view of these facts, and since the industry will use up some of our low-grade crossbred wools the Government are prepared to agree to the request.

Request agreed to.

Item agreed to, subject to a request.

Reconsidered item 252 -

Bottles, flasks, jars, vials, and tubes, empty, of glass, earthenware, stoneware, or china. . .

And on and after 17th June, 1921 -

(a)   Up to and including a capacity of 8 fluid drams, ad val., British, free; intermediate, free; general, 15 per cent.

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