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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 1983-84

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

In the Committee

Schedule 2 further considered.

Group E- Divisions 230-243, Department of Defence, $4,273,981,000, further debated and passed without requests.

Divisions 255-257, Department of Defence Support, $310,333,000, debated and passed without requests.

Votes in Group E, by leave, further debated.

Senator Tate, by leave, moved-That the Committee, having considered the Reports of Estimates Committees, recommends that the following matter be referred to the Standing Committee on Finance and Government Operations: The policy questions underlying Division 312 (Minister for Finance-Special Funds).

Question-put and passed.

Group F- Divisions 690-693, Department of Veterans' Affairs, $707,504,000, debated and passed without requests.

Divisions 664-668, Department of Transport, $183,810,000, debated and passed without requests.

Divisions 193-194, Department of Aviation, $430,812,000, debated and passed without requests.

The following Votes were, by leave, taken together, debated and passed without requests: Divisions- $

130-132Department of Administrative Services 363,091,000

250 Rent (Defence) 56,200,000

252 Acquisition of Sites and Buildings (Defence) 22,000,000

260 Rent (Defence Support) 1,423,000

261 Acquisition of Sites and Buildings (Defence Support) 310,000

Divisions 620-628, Department of Territories and Local Government, $141,997,000, debated and passed without requests.

Schedule 2 passed.

Ordered-That the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) report progress and ask leave to sit again.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Lewis) resumed the Chair; and Senator Hamer reported that the Committee had considered the Bill, made progress, and asked leave to sit again.

Ordered-That the Committee have leave to sit again on the next day of sitting.