Mr. Chairman, in any
remarks I made in regard to 522b I did not oppose the imposition of the 7i per cent. I approved it, provided the principle of protection were adopted all along the line, as it should be. But what concerns me at the moment is item 522. Within a moment of time the minister said that the new item was a reduction from the old item. That is quite different from what he stated in this house last night. Just before the sitting closed
Ways and Means-Customs Tariff
the hon. member for South Toronto (Mr. Geary) was addressing the committee. I am quoting from page 1400 of Hansard. He said:
Do these figures enable us to say whether item 522, cotton yarns, not exceeding 20's single, 10 per cent, 15 per cent and 20 per cent, constitutes an increase or a reduction in the tariff?
Mr. Robb: A number of the items are
obsolete. It is chiefly a reduction.
Mr. Geary: I am directing my attention to
Mr. Robb: If my hon. friend picks out 522
Mr. Geary: That is the one we are discussing, according to the chairman.
Mr. Robb: We have been discussing the items generally. I do not know whether my hon. friend wants to get on the record at this late hour all the facts bearing on the matter. In this particular item alone there is an increase.
Mr. Guthrie: There is an increase in item 522?
Subtopic: CUSTOMS TARIFF, 1927, AMENDMENT