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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 1982-83

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the further consideration of the Bill.

In the Committee

Schedule 2 further considered.

Group D- Divisions 263-265 Defence Support, $378,795,000, further debated and passed without requests.

The following Votes were debated and passed without requests: Divisions- 315-319 Foreign Affairs, $818,642,000;

360-365 Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, $116,083,000.

The Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle) and Senators McLaren and Walsh, by leave, made statements relating to matters raised during the consideration of the Votes in Group C.

And it being half-past six p.m.: The Chairman of Committees (Senator McClelland) , under Sessional Order, put the Question-That he do leave the Chair and report to the Senate.

Question-resolved in the affirmative.

The President resumed the Chair; and Senator McClelland reported accordingly.