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Wednesday, 16 November 1938

Mr LYONS - I cannot give in exact detail the measures which the House will be asked to dispose of before Parliament adjourns, but, roughly, this is the position: We must conclude the budget debate, and approve of the Estimates. The Treasurer has certain taxation measures which it is expected will not take very long to put through. The Treasurer to-day will deal with certain insurance proposals which it is intended to dispose of before Parliament goes into recess. The Apple and Pear Organization Bill must be disposed of, and it is intended to introduce a banking bill to establish a mortgage bank under the authority of the Commonwealth Bank. The Customs Department has prepared two measures, one dealing with the bounty on newsprint. There is also a bill in the name of the Minister for Defence dealing with visiting forces.

Mr Prowse - What about wheat stabilization ?

Mr LYONS - Up to the present, it is intended to dispose of those measures which I mentioned, but if other matters of importance and urgency arise they also will be dealt with. It is hoped to dispose of these measures in time to permit the House to rise about the 9th December.

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