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Thursday, 13 October 1955

Mr FALKINDER (FRANKLIN, TASMANIA) - I direct a question to the Vice-President of the Executive Council, a.3 the leader of the House. Will he consider ending the utterly absurd practice of all-night sittings, which have come to be an accepted custom at the close of a session? Does not the Minister consider that it would be far more sensible for the House to sit an additional week than to indulge in the absolute absurdity of sitting continuously, as has sometimes been the case, until 8 a.m.? Does not he agree that it is quite impossible to have a reasonable and sensible debate in the early hours of the morning?

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