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Wednesday, 27 July 1921

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) . - I find it necessary to. have the mornings free, particularly as we are within measurable distance of getting to grips with some very controversial subjects in the Tariff. I need some time to study the intricate problems which, in order to be fair to all interests, we shall have to solve. As a senator from New South Wales, I have departmental work to do in the interests of my constituents, and some letters to write.

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - If we sat from 11 a.m. till 6.30. p.m., . we could do better work .

Senator PRATTEN (NEW SOUTH WALES) - The honorable senator may be one of those whose brain is more active in the morning, than at night; but if we deal with the Tariff during the ordinary hours, and honorable senators all attend, our debates will not bo unduly protracted, and the Govern ment will have no cause to say, by comparison with another place, that we have spun out our work.

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