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Friday, 29 October 1920

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Treasurer) - It is quite true that the honorable member did tell me that members-

Mr Mahony - Then why did you not say so ?

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Treasurer) - I did say so. I said distinctly that I had been informed that they would not give this simple Bill a clear passage, but intended to load it with other amendments, opening up new ground. That is the statement I made, and that now receives confirmation at the hands of the Leader of the Opposition.

Mr Tudor - I think "you have gone very much wider than my statement.

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Treasurer) - I assure the honorable member that I have not.

Mr Mahony - Drop the killick; you are drifting.

Sir JOSEPH COOK (PARRAMATTA, NEW SOUTH WALES) (Treasurer) - May I ask the Leader of the Opposition a question, to clear this matter up?

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