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Wednesday, 4 October 1911
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Senator MILLEN (New South Wales) . - I desire to know why no provision is made as to the quantity of water fer man to be supplied.


Senator Pearce - It was thought inadvisable to state a quantity; the only thing is that the water must be full' and plenty.


Senator MILLEN - Where is that set out?


Senator Pearce - The officers administering the Act will have to see that sufficient water is supplied.


Senator MILLEN - In one scale the Government have specified the minimum quantity of water to be supplied, but in this scale dealing with local ships they make no provision as to water.


Senator Pearce - In one case we adopted the scale in the Merchant Shipping Act, and in the other case we did not think it advisable to put a limit to the quantity of water.


Senator MILLEN - I suggest to the Minister that, as is done in the Shearers' Act in New South Wales, it ought to be provided that the water shall be sufficient in quantity and good in quality. Surely some provision of that kind should be made.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment (by Senator Pearce) agreed to-

That the word "scale," wherever it occurs, be left out, with a view to insert in lieu thereof the word " scales."

Schedule, as amended, agreed to.

Title agreed to.

Bill reported with amendments.







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