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Wednesday, 4 August 1954

Mr SPEAKER - Prior to my presentation to His Excellency this afternoon the bells will be rung for three minutes so that those honorable members who so desire may accompany me to the Library, and there be presented to His Excellency.

Sitting suspended from 11.39 a.m. to 2.45 p.m.

The Souse proceeded to the Library and, being re-assembled,

Mr SPEAKER - I have to report that, accompanied by honorable members, I proceeded to the Library of the Parliament and presented myself to His Excellency the Governor-General as the choice of the House, andi that His Excellency was kind enough to congratulate me o-ro my election as Speaker.

The Usher of the Black Rod, being announced, was admitted, and' delivered a message that His Excellency the Governor-General desired: the attendance of honorable members in the Senate chamber forthwith.

Mr. Speaker and honorable members attended accordingly and, having, returned,

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