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Friday, 30 October 1931

In committee(Consideration of Senate's amendments) :

Clause 3 -

Section two of the Principal Act is repealed and the following sections inserted in its stead: - "2. - (1.) As soon as conveniently practicable after the commencement of this section, and thereafter at the commencement of the first session of every Parliament, a joint committee of seven members of the Parliament, to be called the Joint Committee of Public Accounts (in this Act referred to as "'the Committee'), shall be appointed according to the practice of the Parliament with reference to the appointment of members to serve on Joint Select Committees of both Houses of the Parliament. " (2.) Two members of the Committee shall be members of, and appointed by, the Senate, and five members of the Committee shall be members of, and appointed by, the House of Representatives. " 2aa. Any four members of the Committee shall form a quorum competent to exercise all powers and authorities and to incur all obligations conferred or imposed by this Act upon the Committee".

Senate's amendments -

Proposed new section 2, sub-section 1, omit " seven " and insert " five ".

Proposed new section 2, sub-section 2,' omit "five" and insert "three".

Proposed new section 2aa, omit " four " and insert " three ".

After clause 4 insert the following new clause: - 4a. Section ten of the Principal Act is amended by omitting the word " Two " (wherever occurring) and inserting in its stead the word "One".







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