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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 upon the effects of the war on the marketing of primary produce, and on the economic condition of Australian rural industries, and requesting the concurrence of the Senate therein, and the appointment of four members to the committee.

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

1.   That the Senate agrees to the appointment of a joint committee to inquire into the effects of the war on the marketing of Australian primary produce, and on the economic condition of the Australian rural industries.

2.   That Senators Aylett, Herbert Hays, Johnston andUppill be appointed to serve on such committee with members of the House of Representatives.

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

(a)   the committee 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;

(b)   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:

(c)   five members of the committee constitute a quorum;

(d)   the member of the House of Representatives appointed by that House to be the chairman of the committee be the chairman of the committee; and

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

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







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