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Friday, 11 March 1932

Message received from the Senate intimating that, having considered message No. 4 relating to a proposed joint select committee, it had agreed to the following resolutions in connexion therewith: -

1.   That the Senate agrees to the appointment of a joint select committee for the purpose of completing and presenting to Parliament a report of the inquiry previously conducted by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts into -

(a)   Parliamentary control and procedure in relation to the public finances of the Commonwealth;

(b)   The form in which the Estimates, budget papers and other financial statements are presented to and dealt with by Parliament; and .

(c)   The desirability of uniform methods of accounts for the Commonwealth and the States.

2.   That Senators J. B. Hayes, Hoare and O'Halloran he appointed to serve on such committee with members of the House of Representatives.

3.   That the committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records, and to sit during any adjournment of the Parliament.

4.   That one member of the Senate shall be present to constitute a quorum at any sitting of the committee.

5.   That the time and place of the first meeting of the committee shall he ten o'clock a.m. on Wednesday, the 16th March, in the Senate committee room.

Motion (by Mr. Lyons) - by leave - agreed to -

1.   That with reference to the resolution agreed to by this House on the 10th March, relating to the appointment of a joint select committee for the purpose of completing and presenting to Parliament a report of an inquiry previously conducted by the Joint Committee of Public Accounts, the following members be appointed to serve on such committee: - Mr. Gardner, Mr. Roland Green, and

2.   That one member of the House of Representatives shall be present to constitute a quorum at any sitting of the committee.

3.   That this House agrees to the timeand place proposed by the Senate for the first meeting of the committee.

4.   That the foregoing resolutions be communicated to the Senate by message.







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