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Monday, 18 December 1911

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - I move -

That the House of Representatives be requested to further amend the item bv leaving out from sub-item k the letters " n.e.i."

Unless we make this alteration ginger in brine will not be made dutiable as we intend. It will now pay id. per lb., whilst crystallized preserved ginger will pay 3d., thus giving a protection of 2d. per lb. to the Australian manufacturer.

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