Ottawa Agreements (Australia).

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 11th July 1933.

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Mr. J. H. THOMAS:

I am aware that the rates of duty in Australia on hosiery and knitwear are at a high level, but I understand that the Commonwealth Tariff Board are reviewing the duties on these commodities in accordance with Article 11 of the United Kingdom-Australian Agreement. I have no information regarding rates of wages in these industries in Australia, but the hon. Member is no doubt aware that in reviewing such duties the Tariff Board is required under Article 10 of the Agreement to take such factors into consideration.