May 31, 1935

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

Yes, the whole motor industry.

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Item agreed to. Customs tariff-1021. Rolled round wire rods in the coil, of iron or steel, not over three-eights of an inch in diameter: when used in the manufacture of galvanized iron or steel wire, curved or not, numbers nine, twelve and thirteen gauge, with variations from such gauges not exceeding four one-thousandths of an inch: drawback, 99 per cent. Ways and Means-Customs Tariff


CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

I want to move an amendment, substituting the following:

Customs tariff-1021. Round rolled wire

rods in the coil, of iron or steel, not over -375 inch in diameter: when imported' under the British preferential tariff and used in the manufacture of galvanized iron or steel wire, curved or not, -144, -104, or '092 inch in diameter, with tolerance not to exceed -004 inch, but not when such wire is for use in telegraph or telephone lines: drawback, 99 per cent.

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

It provides a drawback of 99 per cent under the British preference in connection with that class of wire which, it will be observed, has been made free for use in making barbed wire, under item 402c of the schedule.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

What is the difference between this and the present item 1021?

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

This is restricted to the British preference.

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CON

Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

Y'es.

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Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CANTLEY:

What is the purpose of changing the sizes?

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

We have taken the exact sizes and gauges that have been in the tariff item for some five or six years. They have not been changed by me in anything I have done.

Mr. CANTLEY': They have been changed, and I think it is very confusing. The British wire gauges have been the same for over a century, and I do not see any reason for changing the description now. I do not know how you are going to measure it.

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

I would be the last person in the world to attempt to discuss this matter with my hon. friend from Pictou, who has forgotten probably more than I will ever know about it, but I am only saying that I have kept the sizes as I found them.

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Thomas Cantley

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CANTLEY:

I think you had better revert to the original practice.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

It seems to me that the effect of the amendment is really to put a duty on foreign rods of this kind. As I understand it the drawback of 99 per cent applied to all countries, Great Britain, the United States and every other country. Now it is being provided that the drawback shall only apply to Great Britain, and therefore the duty against these other countries goes on automatically. Is that not so?

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

Except that they can get, and this item is designed to see that they do get, their wire from British sources under the British preference, or in Canada.

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Charles A. Stewart

Liberal

Mr. STEWART (Edmonton):

This is an increase against foreign imports, then.

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

If they want to import from foreign countries it is an increase.

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James Layton Ralston

Liberal

Mr. RALSTON:

Then it is not giving Great Britain a preference by reducing the duty; it is granting the preference by putting back the duty against other countries.

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Edgar Nelson Rhodes (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. RHODES:

In a sense.

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Amendment agreed to. Items as amended agreed to. Customs tariff-1024. Rolled round wire rods in the coil of iron or steel, not over -375 inch in diameter, when used in the manufacture of iron or steel, coated with zinc or spelter, curved or not, in coils, not more than [DOT]144 inch and not less than -080 inch in diameter, with tolerance not to exceed -004 inch when such wire is used by manufacturers of barbed fencing wire or of wire fencing for use exclusively in the manufacture of barbed fencing wire or of wire fencing, in their own factories: drawback, 99 per cent.


May 31, 1935