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Friday, 16 July 1920

Mr TUDOR (Yarra) . -Before we adjourn I should like the Minister for the Navy (Sir Joseph Cook) to say what the business for next week will be. I notice that on the paper for to-day the next item after the resumption of the debate on the no-confidence motion is the objection to the Speaker's ruling, which, in accordance with the Standing Orders, I understand must be proceeded with on the day following that on which notice of the dissent is given. I believed that it was the intention of the Government, after the censure motion was decided by a division, to enable the motion dissenting from the ruling of Mr. Speaker, given notice of by the honorable member for West Sydney (Mr. Ryan) to. be discussed. The honorable member might have moved the motion, and then have asked for the adjournment of the debate, obtaining leave to continue his speech at a later date. I am anxious to learn from the Minister for the Navy, at present in charge of the House, and perhaps, also, from Mr. Speaker, who is concerned in the matter, whether, if the motion of dissent from Mr. Speaker's ruling is not proceeded with to-day, it will still remain on the business-paper and appear as the first business to be proceeded with next week. If the Minister for the Navy were to withdraw his motion for the adjournment ' of the House, the honorable member for "West Sydney might be "allowed to formally move the motion standing in his name.

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