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Friday, 6 August 1920

Mr BLAKELEY (Darling) .- Only one honorable member of our party has declared himself wholly opposed to the measure. Every other member of our party is genuinely anxious that codetermined effort shall be made so to amend it in Committee as to make itacceptable to all parties, and so lead to an improved industrial situation. I am satisfied, however, that unless we be given more time to deal with the Bill in Committee we shall be unable to discuss many important amendments that we are anxious to make. There has been no attempt to "stonewall " the Bill, and there is really no reason why anything of the kind should be attempted. We are very anxious so to. amend the Bill as to make it acceptable to the organizations that we represent. As it stands it is not acceptable to them, and I therefore join in the appeal to the Prime Minister to grant a full opportunity for its discussion.

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