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§ 396. “After Five Years from the Imposition of Uniform Duties of Customs.”

This section provides for the termination of the second period marked out by the Constitution for the distribution of revenue according to principles fixed by the Constitution, and inaugurates the third and last period, from the commencement of which the monthly distribution will be left to the Parliament to determine on such basis as it deems fair. From the moment when this section comes into operation—that is to say, as the expiration of the five years mentioned—the Parliament will have a new power of legislation—the power to supersede sec. 93 by legislation of its own under this section.

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