March 12, 1936

CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

The hon. member will recall what I referred to only the other evening. All hon. members were given the 1929 figures. That year was prior to the passing of the Hawley-Smoot tariff. My point is that what we have received is not even what we had before the passing of the Fordney-McCumber tariff. That is the reason we desire to have a record of these figures. The main point is that we desire to make clear just to what extent reciprocal concessions have been made. Thus far only one item, timothy seed is on the reciprocal list.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

My right hon. friend will appreciate that schedule II has more to do with this question than has schedule I.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

No, no.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

However, I shall get the information.

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LIB

Frederick George Sanderson (Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committees of the Whole of the House of Commons)

Liberal

The CHAIRMAN:

Shall the item carry?

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Subject to that proviso, Mr. Chairman.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-75. Lettuce seed, nongerminating, when in packages weighing more than one pound each, imported for use exclusively in manufacturing or blending operations: 10 per cent.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Is that a rate of 10 per cent? Item 75 in our tariff refers to seeds, namely cabbage, radish and so on, with rates of ten cents per pound. I notice this item refers to 10 per cent.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

It is a reduction to 10 per cent.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

Whether or not it is a reduction would depend entirely upon the value. The former tariff on item 75 is ten cents under the intermediate rate, ten cents under the general rate and free under the British preferential. It is now being made 10 per cent ad valorem.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

Yes, 10 per cent.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

There is no evidence as to whether it is more or less.

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

The old duty ran pretty close to 100 per cent.

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CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

That is what I wanted to know.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-82 (e). Nut trees, being seedling stock for grafting, and buds and scions for grafting such trees: free.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

What are the changes?

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LIB

Charles Avery Dunning (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. DUNNING:

These commodities have been dutiable up to the present time at the rates of 124 per cent, 174 Per cent and 30 per cent. They are not produced commercially in Canada at all.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-83(c). Sweet potatoes in their natural state, per 100 pounds: free.


CON

Richard Bedford Bennett (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT:

I suppose that is a reduction of 100 per cent?

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LIB

James Houston Spence

Liberal

Mr. SPENCE:

What does the term "natural state" mean?

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March 12, 1936