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Thursday, 26 July 1906

Original question as amended - put. The House divided.

DIVISION:AYES 28 (25 majority) NOES 3 PAIRS 0

Majority ... ... 25



Question so resolved in the affirmative. .

Resolved -

That this House approves the agreement made and entered into on the7th day of July, 1906, between the Postmaster-General, in and for the Commonwealth, and Sir JamesLaing andSon's, Limited, for the carriage of mails between Adelaide and Brindisi, with the following modifications : -

That at the end of clause 3 the following proviso be added : - Provided that, in the event of the Postmaster-General requiring the" period of transit " on the voyage from Brindisi to Adelaide to be reduced to six hundred and twelve hours, the period of six hundred and twelve hours shall thenceforth be deemed to be the "period of transit" for each voyage from Brindisi to Adelaide, and each such voyage shall be completed within that period.

That clause 15 be amended by inserting after the word "legislation" the word "directly," and after the words " with the consent of " in the second proviso, the words " or subject to approval by," and after the word "Parliament" the words " by resolution."

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