The minister was asked if the duties in regard to item 522 were increased or decreased, and he said there was an increase. I take it that, having regard to the importations, there is an actual increase in the duty on that item.
Now I pass on to item 522a, which covers "cotton yarns exceeding 20's but not exceeding 40's, single," on which the new rates proposed are 12^, 15 and 22i per cent. Now I ask the minister, does that involve an increase or a decrease as compared with the former rates?
Subtopic: CUSTOMS TARIFF, 1927, AMENDMENT