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Thursday, 16 August 1906

Senator PLAYFORD - The answer to the honorable senator's questions is as follows : -

The Minister for Trade and Customs has made no promise that any alterations shall be made in the regulations; but the Minister for Customs is open to receive suggestions on the subject.

Senator Millen - Trie Minister has made no promise I

Senator PLAYFORD - My honorable colleague has made no promise that any alterations will be made, but he is. open to receive suggestions as to alterations. He may make alterations, but he has not stated that he will.

Senator Millen - That does not tally with his statement in the other House.

Senator PLAYFORD - I can only give the answer which has just come from the Department.

Senator MACFARLANE - Arising out of the answer, may I ask the Minister whether the statement has any reference to the Butter Regulations?

Senator PLAYFORD - I am not quite sure, but I fancy that it has reference to all the regulations under the Commerce Act which were laid upon the table. If the honorable senator will give notice of a question I shall endeavour to get a reply.

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