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DAYS AND TIMES OF MEETING AND PRECEDENCE TO GOVERNMENT BUSINESS

The Minister for Education and Youth Affairs (Senator Ryan), at the request of the Leader of the Government (Senator Button) and pursuant to Notice of Motion not objected to as a Formal Motion, moved-That, unless otherwise ordered, and notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders- (1) (a) The Senate meet on Friday, 2 December 1983, Friday, 9 December 1983 and Friday, 16 December 1983 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4.15 p.m.

(b) On each Friday Questions take place at 12 noon.

(c) The hours of meeting of the Senate on Tuesday, 29 November 1983, Tuesday, 6 December 1983 and Tuesday, 13 December 1983 be 2 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

(d) The Sessional Order relating to the adjournment of the Senate have effect at the terminating time on those days.

(2) Government Business take precedence of General Business on Thursday, 8 December 1983 and Thursday, 15 December 1983.

Question-put and passed.