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INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (SHARE INCREASE) BILL 1982

-Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was reported:

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 245 The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ''A Bill for an Act relating to the purchase of additional shares of the capital stock of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and of the International Finance Corporation'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN, Canberra, 10 March 1982 Speaker The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs (Senator Baume) moved-That the Bill may be taken through all its stages without delay.

Question-put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Baume the Bill was read a first time.

Senator Baume moved-That this Bill be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Robertson the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.