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Monday, 11 December 1905


Sir WILLIAM LYNE (Hume) (Minis ter of Trade and Customs) . - I move -

That the Bill be now read a second time.

Some honorable members may ask why this measure has not been introduced at an earlier stage.


Mr Johnson - Hear. hear.


Sir WILLIAM LYNE - The honorable member ought to know very well why it has not been introduced before.


Mr Johnson - Why is it introduced at this stage ?


Sir WILLIAM LYNE - In consequence of continual talk and waste of time there has not been an opportunity to introduce the Bill until the present time.


Mr Johnson - On a point of order, sir, I desire to ask whether it is in order for the Minister to state that certain things have not been done on account of the Opposition wasting time?







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