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Wednesday, 6 July 1904

Mr THOMAS (for Mr. Wilkinson) asked the Minister of Trade and Customs, upon notice -

1.   Whether he does not think that allowing drawbacks on the undermentioned imported materials, upon their being exported in a manufactured state, is calculated to operate against the use of similar materials which are or may be produced within the Commonwealth, viz : -

(a)   Cloth used in the manufacture of clothing;

(b)   Rough timber imported and dressed within the Commonwealth ;

(c)   Rough timber used in the manufacture of Venetian blind laths;

(d)   Shooks and ends imported and manufactured into casks, provided that such casks are used in the export trade ;

(e)   Peas (whole) split within the Commonwealth?

2.   When considering the allowing of drawbacks on the above, or at any other time, was the matter of allowing drawbacks on meat wraps used in the export trade considered?

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