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Tuesday, 15 March 1927

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT announced the receipt of the following message from the House of Representatives : -

The House of Representatives, having considered Message No. 69 of the Senate, has agreed to the following resolutions in connexion therewith, viz.: -

(1)   That the House of Representatives agrees to the appointment of a joint committee to inquire into and report on the moving-picture industry in Australia;

(2)   That Mr. Forde, Mr. Gregory, Mr. Marks, and Dr. Nott be appointed to serve on such committee with three senators appointed by the Senate;

(3)   That the committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records, to move from place to place, to sit dur ing any adjournment of the Parliament, and to report the minutes of evidence from time to time;

(4)   That one member of the House ofRepresentatives, sitting with three other members of the committee, shall constitute a quorum, provided that in such quorum both Houses shall be represented.

(5)   That the time and place of the first meeting of the committee shall be half-past Ten o'clock a.m. on Wednesday, 16th March, 1927, in the Senate committee-room.

(6)   That the foregoing resolutions be communicated to the Senate by message.

Motion (by Senator Pearce)(by leave) agreed to -

1.   That, with reference to the resolution agreed to by the Senate, on the 3rd March, 1927, the following Senators bo appointed to serve on the joint committee to inquire into and report on the moving-picture industry in Australia: - Senators Duncan, Grant, and Herbert Hays.

2.   That one member of the Senate, sitting with three other members of the committee, shall constitute a quorum, provided that in such quorum, both Houses shall be represented.

3.   That the committee have leave to report the minutes of evidence from time to time.

4.   That the Senate agrees to the time and place proposed by the House of Representatives for the first meeting of the committee.

5.   That the foregoing resolutions be communicated to the House of Representatives by message.







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