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Friday, 27 August 1920

Mr RICHARD FOSTER (Wakefield) . - I sincerely hope that the Prime Minister will adhere to his proposal. For some weeks past I have been urging the Government to sit on Tuesdays, and I am amazed that the honorable member for Dalley (Mr. Mahony) should place his personal and private arrangements before his public duties. Honorable members are paid £1,000 per annum, and it is an outrage if they are not prepared to allow their public duties to have first call upon all their time. The attitude I am adopting to-day I have adopted every session at this season. While the weather is pleasant we do not work hard enough, with the result that the House is kept sitting during the sweltering summer months. It was our duty to the public to start Tuesday sittings three or four weeks ago.

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