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Thursday, 11 August 1921

Senator GUTHRIE (VICTORIA) . - Quite a number of honorable senators intend to address themselves to the subject of wool, as covered by sub-item f.

In view of the fact that its consideration cannot be completed by any means in a few minutes, I suggest that it would be reasonable for the Minister (Senator Russell) to report progress.

Senator RUSSELL - I cannot accept the. proposal.

Senator GUTHRIE (VICTORIA) - Surely the Minister does not wish to stifle discussion?

Senator RUSSELL - I have not nug- "gested that, and do not desire to do so.

Senator GUTHRIE (VICTORIA) - It is my purpose to discuss the subject-matter of the sub-item fully; and several other honorable senators are like-minded. I do not anticipate that the debate will be concluded to-night, however late the sitting may be prolonged.

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