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Thursday, 3 April 1941

Senator LECKIE(Victoria - Assistant

Minister) [4.34]. - I move -

That the bill be now read a second time.

This bill is introduced for the purpose of validating, until the 3rd July, 1941, the collection of the special war duty imposed by the proposals of the 21st November, 1940. The special war duty was imposed for war-time revenue purposes. It is not possible to debate the proposals at this stage and it is necessary to validate collections made thereunder, in order to safeguard the revenue.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill read a second time, and passed through its remaining stages without requests or debate.

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