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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 H- Divisions 490-497 Primary Industry, $124,445,000 were further debated and passed without requests.

The following votes were debated and passed without requests: Divisions-640-646 Trade and Resources, $347,565,000.

Schedule 2 passed.

Remainder of Bill, by leave, taken as a whole and passed.

Bill to be reported without requests.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator McIntosh) resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator McClelland) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle) the Report from the Committee was adopted.

Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle moved-That this Bill be now read a third time.

Debate ensued.

The Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Button) addressing the Chair -

And consideration of Committee reports taking precedence at 3.30 p.m.-