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Wednesday, 3 June 1942

Mr JOLLY (Lilley) . - I have no desire to oppose this measure, but I am always curious, on the occasions of the introduction of these periodical appropriation bills, to know why the appropriation must be made by this method. It seems to me that it would be a better plan to make the appropriations when the Estimates are under consideration each year. An amount was provided in the Supply Bill passed a few minutes ago for certain payments in connexion with social services. I take it that they were intended to meet only administration expenses.

Mr Chifley - That is so. This amount is purely for the payment of pensions.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Resolution reported.

Standing Orders suspended; resolution adopted.

Ordered -

That Mr. Chifley and Mr. Frost do prepare and bring in a bill to carry out the foregoing resolution.

Bill presented by Mr. Chifley, and passed through all stages without amendment or debate.

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