Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (for the Minister of Customs and Excise) moved that the House go into committee at the next sitting to consider the following proposed resolution:
Resolved, That it is expedient to amend the Customs Act, Revised Statutes, 1906, Chapter 48, by providing that in estimating the damage by breakage upon brittle goods, such as crockery, china, glass and glassware, under the provisions of the said act, such allowance or damage shall only be made and allowed for the amount of loss in excess of fifteen per cent of the whole quantity damaged, and a period of fourteen days from date of entry or arrival of such goods shall be allowed within which to claim abatement for damage.
He said: His Excellency the Governor
General, having been made acquainted with the subject matter of the resolution recommends it to the favourable consideration of the House.
Motion agreed to.