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Thursday, 24 November 1927

Dr EARLE PAGE (Cowper) (Treasurer) . - We have heard similar protests from the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Charlton) on previous occasions, when we havebeen told that a longer period should he allowed in which to discuss the Estimates.

Honorable members interjecting,

The CHAIRMAN - Order! I ask honorable members to allow the Treasurer to proceed without interruption.

Mr Lazzarini - As the Prime Minister (Mr. Bruce) and the Leader of the Opposition (Mr. Charlton) have spoken, it is time we proceeded to discuss the Estimates.

Mr Charlton - The Treasurer wishes to take up the time of the committee and thus prevent honorable members on this side of the chamber from speaking.

Motion (by Mr. Lazzarini) proposed -

That the Treasurer be no longer heard.

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