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-Message from the House of Representatives: The following Message from the House of Representatives was reported:

MR PRESIDENT,...Message No. 244

The House of Representatives returns to the Senate the Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to provide for the payment of pensions and other benefits to, and to provide medical and other treatment for, veterans and certain other persons, and for other purposes'', and acquaints the Senate that the House of Representatives has considered the Message of the Senate requesting the House to make certain amendments in such Bill.

The House of Representatives has not made the requested amendments.

House of Representatives,...H. A. JENKINS,

Canberra, 29 November 1985 a.m....Speaker

Ordered-That the Message be considered in Committee of the Whole forthwith.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of Message No. 244 of the House of Representatives.

In the Committee

Message read.

The Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Gietzelt) moved-That the requests be not pressed.

Debate ensued.

Question-put and negatived.

Requests to be pressed accordingly.

Resolution to be reported.

The Deputy-President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees (Senator Haines) reported that the Committee had considered Message No. 244 of the House of Representatives with reference to the Senate's requests on the Veterans' Entitlements Bill 1985, and had resolved to press the requests.

On the motion of the Minister for Education (Senator Ryan) the Report from the Committee was adopted.