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Tuesday, 4 May 1920

Mr JOWETT (Grampians) .- If I am in order, I wish to move an amendment upon the motion now before the Committee. I move -

That after the word " industries," line 5, the words " in country districts and in country towns "be inserted.

Mr Mathews - The Government will get my vote on that proposal, anyhow.

Mr JOWETT - My desire in moving this amendment is to limit the operation of the proposed new clause.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Mr Atkinson - I cannot accept the honorable member's amendment, the Committee having agreed to the proposed new clause in the form submitted by the honorable member for Capricornia.

Mr Anstey - Does not the alternative amendment moved by the honorable (member for Capricornia (Mr. Higgs) now become the amendment before the Committee, and may we not move an amendment upon it?

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - The question now before the Committee is whether the proposed new clause in the amended form in which it was moved by thehonorable member for Capricornia shall be accepted or rejected.

Mr JAMES PAGE (MARANOA, QUEENSLAND) - Cannot a further amendment he moved upon it?

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN - The amendment submitted by the honorable member for Grampians (Mr. Jowett) is not in order.

Mr Riley - He was not allowed to state it fully. I do not know whether he is going to take the rejection of his amendment lying down like this.

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