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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that Senator Grimes had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The failure of the Government to maintain the standard of living of families and pensioners on low incomes''.

And at least four Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion-

The President called upon Senator Grimes to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Ordered-That the business of the day be called on.