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Thursday, 3 March 1932

Mr Scullin - I regret that, although I had paired with the Prime Minister, I forgot my arrangement with the honorable gentleman.

Clause 6 - (1.) Notwithstanding the provisions of the last preceding section, if, at any time after the Auditor-General has given to the Treasurer such a certificate as is specified in sub-section (1.) of that section, each House of the Parliament resolves, upon motion" moved in each House by or on behalf of a Minister, that the certificate be approved and adopted, and that by reason of urgency it is desirable that the provisions of sections seven to thirteen (inclusive) of this Part should apply immediately in relation to the State specified in the motion (being a State to which the certificate relates) and should have effect with respect to the specified revenue of that State, the provisions of those sections shall apply and have effect accordingly to the extent of the amount set forth in the certificate, or of any smaller amount stated in the resolution. (3.) Nothing contained in or done in pursuance of this section shall prevent or affect

(a)   the making of an application under the last preceding section for a declaration with respect to the amount set forth, or deemed by this act to be set forth, in the certificate, or with respect to any smaller amount stated in the resolution; or

(b)   any proceedings upon" any such application, but, on the making of any such declaration, the provisions of sections seven to thirteen (inclusive) of this Part shall, if a resolution in pursuance of the foregoing provisions of this section hasbeen passed by each House of the Parliament, continue to apply in relation to the State -

(a)   notwithstanding that a resolution of each House of the Parliament has not been passed in pursuance of subsection (7.) of the last preceding section ; and

(b)   notwithstanding that there may be pending any action, suit, proceeding or matter in which there is in issue a question as to the amount or amounts of money due and payable and unpaid by the State to the Commonwealth under or by virtue of the Financial Agreements.

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