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DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

The President informed the Senate that Senator Mason had proposed that a matter of public importance be submitted to the Senate for discussion, viz: ''The failure of this Government to ensure the full protection of our environment for future generations, particularly from the ultimate threat of nuclear war''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the proposed discussion- The President called upon Senator Mason to speak.

Discussion ensued.

Ordered-That the business of the day be called on.