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Wednesday, 23 November 1927

The PRESIDENT - Order ! The honorable member is going beyond what is allowed in asking a question.

Senator GRAHAM -Will the Government make inquiries and see that Senator Guthrie is paid by results. His salary for the two days on whichhe has attended here works out at the rate of £60 per 'day.

The PRESIDENT - Order !

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - I do not wish to appeal discourteous to Senator Graham but I draw attention to the fact that the first part of his question - apparently the only part of it allowed by the President's ruling - is founded upon a statement in a newspaper which also is not permitted.

The PRESIDENT - I did not hear Senator Graham quoting from a newspaper. His question was couched in proper form inasmuch as he merely asked whether the Minister had seen a certain statement in a newspaper.

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - In that case my reply is that I have not seen the statement referred to.

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