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Wednesday, 19 May 1920

Mr HUGHES (Bendigo) (Prime Minister and Attorney-General) . - I move -

That to-morrow, the 20th inst., Government business shall take precedence over general business.

It is well known to honorable members that it is intended that the House at its rising on Friday shall adjourn for a period, in order to enable honorable members to participate in the welcome to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and as a good deal of business has to be done during this week I venture to ask honorable members to allow Government business to have precedence. This is not to be regarded as a precedent; it is to apply only to to-morrow. I may add that it is probable, but not certain, that there will be an interregnum on Friday while the Senate is considering some Bills to be sent from this House, and in that event, Government business being out of the way, private business may be taken during the interregnum.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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