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Thursday, 11 May 1939

Debate resumed from the 10th May (vide page 266) on motion by Mr. Menzies -

That the bill bc now read a second time,

Upon which Mr. CURTIN had moved hy way of amendment -

That all the words after " That " be omitted with a view to insert in lieu thereof the words: - " this House, being desirous of being completely assured as to the needs and resources of the widow and children of the late Prime Minister (the beneficiaries of this proposal), refuses to accord a second reading to a bill proposing a grant of such magnitude until the needs and resources of the said beneficiaries as well as the amount of the grant (if any) which may be properly made by this House have been examined and reported on by a committee representing all parties in this House ".

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