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Thursday, 3 July 1941

Message received from the House of Representatives, intimating that it had agreed to the appointment of a joint committee to inquire into and report on the methods of restricting or controlling profits or prices, and requesting the concurrence of the Senate therein, and the appointment of two members of the Senate to the committee, one to be named as chairman.

Motion (by Senator McLeay) - by leave - proposed -

1.   That the Senate agrees to the appointment of a joint committee to inquire into - (a.) methods of restricting or controlling profits or prices; and

(b)   the question whether any and what alterations should be made in the existing methods of taxing profits.

2.   That Senators Armstrong and Spicer be appointed to serve on such committee with mouthers of the House of Representatives.

3.   That, notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders -

(a)   Senator Spicerbe the chairman of the committee:

(b)   thecommittee have power to send for persons, papers and records, to adjourn from place to place, and to sit during any adjournment of the Parliament and during the sittings of either House of the Parliament; and have leave to report from time to time the evidence taken;

(c)   the committee have leave to report from time to time its proceedings, and any member of the committee have power to add a protest or dissent to any report;

(d)   three members of the committee constitute a quorum ; and

(e)   in matters of procedure, the chairman of the committee have a deliberative vote and, in the event of an equality of voting, have a casting vote, and. in other matters a deliberative vote only.

4.   That these resolutions be communicated to the House of Representatives by message.







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