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Wednesday, 4 October 1911
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Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - I regret that I neglected to recognise the force of Senator Millen's remarks. We propose to recommit several clauses .of the Bill, and I hope to give consideration to what he has said. Senator Millen will have an. opportunity to move an amendment, or I may myself submit an amendment to meet the case to which he has referred. It may be in the direction of exempting from this provision a cargo ship carrying only a limited number of passengers, say, up to twelve. I do not make any definite promise to that effect, but I shall agree to the recommittal of the schedule to permit Senator Millen to move an amendment dealing with the matter, if I am not prepared to submit such an amendment myself.

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