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Monday, 9 May 1927

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) [5.23]. - (By leave.) - I move -

That leave of absence be granted to every member of the Senate from the determination of the sitting this day to the day on which the Senate next meets.

If the Senate agrees to this motion, I propose to submit another giving the President power to summon honorable senators in the usual way on a date to be fixed. As possibly more than two months may elapse before honorable senators can thus be summoned, it is necessary for leave of absence to be given in order to safeguard their position.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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