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Tuesday, 19 May 1936

Senator FOLL (Queensland) .- Earlier in the discussion, Senator Payne produced two pairs of overalls made from Australian material, one pair in its natural state and another pair which had been washed, which in the honorable senator's opinion, was practically useless. I now produce two samples of cloth made in the factory mentioned by the honorable senator, one in its original state and the other after being boiled in soap and soda for two hours.

Senator Arkins - Is the material identical with that produced by SenatorPayne.

Senator FOLL - These are samples of material used by Commonwealth and' State government departments for making uniforms. I am informed that theauthorities are quite satisfied with the quality of the material which has been submitted to the most severe tests.

Senator Payne - That is not ordinary grade material.

Senator FOLL - This is ordinary grade material produced in an Australian mill. I also produce samples of blue cloth from the same mill, one in its natural state and another after being boiled in soap and water for half an hour. Tests have been made under proper supervision, and as honorable senators will see, the quality and colour are equal in every way to the imported article.

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