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Thursday, 8 December 1938

Debate resumed from the 7th December (vide page 2806), on motion by Mr. McEwen -

1.   That a joint committee be appointed to inquire into and report on the law and procedure in relation to -

(a)   the choice and election of Senators; and

(b)   the limitation of electoral expenses in connexion with elections for the Senate or the House of Representatives, and to make such recommendations as it thinks fit for the improvement of the law and procedure relating to these matters.

2.   That three members of the House of Representatives be appointed to serve on such committee.

3.   That the committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records, to sit during any adjournment of the Parliament, and to move from place to place, and have leave to report from time to time its proceedings and the evidence taken.

4.   That a message be sent to the Senate requesting its concurrence and asking that three members of the Senate be appointed to serve on such committee.

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