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Thursday, 3 June 1926

Senator MILLEN (Tasmania) . - Senator Payne's proposal will not meet the case. I do not think it can be contended that the silk binding on this garment is not a part of the fabric of which the garment is made. I agree that it is ridiculous to charge extra duty on the garment because of the silk binding, but it cannot be denied that the silk is a part of the fabric.

Senator Crawford - That is the departmental view.

Senator MILLEN - It would be an absolute impossibility to achieve the end that Senator Payne has in view by making the provision that he has proposed. I think the Minister should be able to bring down something that will get over the difficulty.

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