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Friday, 20 July 1917


The CHAIRMAN - I would point, out to the Committee that, having regard to the gravity of the question, I have permitted the Standing Orders to be very much extended. The Leader of the Op- position asked the Prime Minister to make a statement, and I allowed a statement to be made, since it might facilitate debate and business. I must point out, however, that the discussion has developed into a second-reading debate, covering the whole Bill, and having very little to do with the clause, which is merely the definition of the word " silo." There are other clauses which will afford honor able members full opportunity to deal with the questions they desire. If I do allow the present, discussion to continue, I shall ask honorable members not to refer to .the subjects with which they are now dealing, when those other clauses are







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