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Wednesday, 3 June 1942

Mr FRANCIS (Moreton) (7:13 AM) . - I understand from the Treasurer that the amount of money in the fund at present is sufficient to meet war pension payments only to the end of August. Am I right in assuming that whilst general public expenditure was covered for only three months in the Supply Bill submitted to honorable members a few moments ago, the amount providedunder this bill is for a whole year ?

Mr Chifley - That is so.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Resolution reported.

Standing Orders suspended; resolution adopted.

Ordered -

That Mr. Chifley and Mr. Ward 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.

Sitting suspended from 7.18 to 11.30 a.m.

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