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Wednesday, 26 November 1941

Mr DUNCAN-HUGHES - I rise to order. The report of the Man-power and Resources Survey Committee, to which reference has been made, is a confidential document. As its contents have not been divulged to Parliament, it is impossible for honorable members to be aware of the nature of the recommendations. I submit, therefore, that the report cannot be discussed by Parliament until the report has been made available to honorable members.

The CHAIRMAN - Although the point of order raised by the honorable member for Wakefield (Mr. DuncanHughes) is sound it could be taken more appropriately by the Prime Minister.

Proposed vote agreed to.

Remainder of Estimates - by leave - taken as a whole, and agreed to - "Motion (by Mr. Chifley) agreed to -

That the following resolution be reported to the House: - That, including the several sums already voted for such services, there be granted to His Majesty to defray the charges for the year 1041-42 for the several services hereunder specified, a sum not exceeding £107,164.000.



Resolution reported.

Standing Orders suspended; resolution adopted.

In Committee of Ways and Means:

Motion (by Mr. Chifley) agreed to -

That, towards making good the Supply granted to His Majesty for the services of the year 1941.-42, there be granted out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund a sum not exceeding £64,226,000.

Resolution reported and adopted.

Ordered -

That Mr. Chifley and Mr. Lazzarini do prepare and bring in abill to carry out the foregoing resolution.

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