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Thursday, 3 December 1936

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for External Affairs) [5.3]. - I take the strongest exception to the tone of the speech delivered by Senator Sampson, who has entirely misrepresented the position.

Senator Sampson - I have not.

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE - The last debate on this subject was on whether a duty should or should not be imposed on imported cement.

Senator Collings - We told the Minister that cement would be dumped here.

Senator Sir GEORGEPEARCE.Am I to be allowed to proceed. .

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon. P. J Lynch). - Honorable senators must not interject.

Senator Collings - It depends upon how provocative the Minister is.

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