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Tuesday, 30 April 1957

Mr SPEAKER (Hon John McLeay (BOOTHBY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - I have received from the honorable member for Batman (Mr. Bird) an intimation that he desires to submit a definite matter of urgent public importance to the House for discussion, namely -

The failure of the Government to provide more funds to the States for the purpose of construction and' reconstruction of roads.

Is the proposal supported?

Eight honorable members having risen in support of the proposal,

Motion (by Mr. Harold Holt) agreed to with the concurrence of an absolute majority of the members of the House -

That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the discussion being continued until 5.55 p.m.

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