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Wednesday, 20 April 1966

Mr HOWSON (Fawkner) (Minister for Air) . - I move-

That the Bill be now read a second time.

This Bill amends the Customs Act 1901- 1965. It is complementary to the Customs Tariff Bill, which I have just introduced. The Bill provides for the repeal of section 141 of the principal Act. Section 141 directs that duty shall be payable on concentrations, essences and extracts of goods, that are liable to duty according to quantity, according to the quantity or equivalent of dutiable goods into which such concentrations, etc., can be converted according to a standard to be prescribed by regulation. As I stated earlier today it is desirable that the existing provisions be operated under authority of the Customs Tariff, specifically section 29a, instead of under the Customs Act. Clause 4 amends the principal Act in relation to decimal currency. I commend the Bill.

Debate (on motion by Dr. J. F. Cairns) adjourned.

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