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Senator Martyr, by leave, moved--

(1) That the time for the presentation of the Report on the future of the Ordnance Factory at Bendigo by the Select Committee on the Government Clothing and Ordnance Factories be extended by providing that the Committee report as soon as possible.

(2) That, if the Senate be not sitting when the Committee has completed its Report--

(a) the Committee may send the Report to the President of the Senate or, if the President is unable to act due to illness or other cause, to the Deputy- President of the Senate;

(b) the Report shall be deemed to have been presented to the Senate and the President or the Deputy-President is authorised to give directions for its printing and circulation; and

(c) in such event, the President or the Deputy-President shall lay the Report upon the Table at the next sitting of the Senate.

(3) That the foregoing provisions of this Resolution, so far as they are inconsistent with the Standing Orders, have effect notwithstanding anything contained in the Standing Orders.

Debate ensued.

Question--put and passed.