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Thursday, 16 May 1957

Mr. SPEAKER (Hon. John McLeay).Ihave received a letter from the honorable member for Yarra (Mr. Cairns) proposing that a definite matter of urgent public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely -

The gross inefficiency of accounting and clerical procedures in the Government's administration of imports especially in the recording of import quotas, import licence applications and import', entry records resulting in confusion in assessment of total imports and in measuring individual import quotas to the damage of thousandsof individual firms and the economy as a whole.

I call upon those members who approve of the proposed discussion to rise in their places. (More than the number of members required by the Standing Orders having risen in their places) -

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