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Tuesday, 19 December 1905


The PRESIDENT - Yes, because, on the motion of the Minister of Defence, the Standing Orders were suspended yesterday, in order to enable the Bill to pass through its remaining stages without delay.


Senator Millen - Does the suspension of the Standing Orders on one day, sir, apply indefinitely for the rest of the session?


The PRESIDENT - If the Standing Orders are suspended to enable a Bill to pass through its remaining stages without delay, necessarily they are suspended until it has passed its final stage.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

In Committee(Consideration, of House of Representatives' Message) :

Clause 2 -

In lieu of the Duty of Excise imposed on sugar by the Excise Tariff 1902, there shall, as from and including the first day of January One thousand nine hundred and seven, be imposed on sugar the following Duty of Excise : -

Sugar - per cwt. of manufactured sugar - Four shillings; which duty shall be charged, collected and paid to the use of the King for the purposes of the Commonwealth.

Senate's Request.- After " Commonwealth " insert " Until the first day of January, One thousand nine hundred and thirteen."

House of Representatives' Message.- At the end of clause add : - " Provided further that the Duty of Excise payable on sugar produced from cane delivered for manufacture in the years One thousand nine hundred and eleven and one thousand nine hundred and twelve shall bc respectively two-thirds and one-third of the aforesaid rates." 1







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