No it was not. So far
as I know my colleagues are of the opinion that their action was correct. But there was the idea abroad to which I have referred. When I tried to localize it and find out what the trouble was the suggestion was made that we had not the power to fix the average value for duty covering fortnightly periods. So, in order to remove all possible doubt we are asking this House of Commons to pass this legislation, remembering, if you will, that it was necessary to act quickly. I think that while some people may object, in the main the action taken was beneficial to the country.
Topic: CUSTOMS TARIFF AMENDMENT