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Wednesday, 13 May 1970

Mr SNEDDEN - The honourable member for Oxley interjects and says that the arithmetic is wrong. 1 confess that I personally did not do the arithmetic but I will certainly check it if he says it is not correct. I have been informed by my advisers that the proposed allotment totals 6 hours 20 minutes. This assumes that the debate on the Committee stage resumes tomorrow at 2.30 p.m.

Mr Hayden - I apologise; it is 6 hours.

Mr SNEDDEN - My advisers informed me that it is 6 hours 20 minutes. However, if the mathematics are wrong this still does not alter the situation in any great detail. The period involved is over 6 hours. As I understand it, it is 6 hours 20 minutes, assuming that we commence the debate tomorrow at 2.30 p.m. The debate tomorrow may resume earlier and in that situation the period of time allowed would be over 6b hours. However, in that regard I give no undertaking at the moment. I expect the debate to be resumed tomorrow at 2.30 p.m.

In the course of the period of time allotted it would be my intention to talk with the Deputy Leader of the Opposition, the honourable member for Bass (Mr Barnard), and the honourable member for Oxley (Mr Hayden), who, as the shadow minister is in charge of the Bill on behalf of the Opposition, for the purpose of working out the-

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER (Mr Drury)Order!The Minister's time has expired.

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