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Friday, 8 June 1906

Sir WILLIAM LYNE - I am having the evidence referred to looked through by the Comptroller-General of Customs and his officers, and, if possible, will lay it on the table to-day, or, at any rate, on Tuesday next.

At a later stage,

Sir WILLIAM LYNE - I desire to lay upon the table certain recommendations of the Tariff Commission, with the exception of two small paragraphs, in which they specify proposals in regard to the increase and decrease of certain duties. I also lay upon the table the evidence accompanying the reports. The reports are -

No. 2. Spirits and Distillation of Spirits.

No. 3. Wine-grow'ing Industry in Australia.

No. 4. Industrial Alcohol.

Minutes of Evidence.

Part I. Distillation (spirits and spirits for fortifying Australian wines), essences, perfumery, opium, tobacco. Part II. Glucose, sugar, and confectionery, agricultural products and groceries.

Part III. Apparel and textiles. Part IV. Metals and machinery. Digest of Evidence given before the Commission in reference to -

(a)   Spirits and distillation of spirits

(i)   The wine industry of Aus tralia. (

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