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Wednesday, 25 November 1959


Omit the clause, insert the following clause: - " 10. The Third Schedule to the Principal Act is repealed and the following Schedule inserted in its stead: -


The Third Schedule - continued.


The purpose of this amendment is to introduce the new principle of percentages.

Mr McMahon - I rise to order, Mr. Temporary Chairman. This amendment was dependent upon an earlier amendment which was rejected. Therefore, even if the committee agreed to this amendment it could have no effect. In fact, it would make the act unworkable. I merely point that out to the honorable gentleman. He can go ahead with his amendment if he wishes because he is perfectly entitled to, but it does seem absurd to endeavour to amend the clause when the amendment could have no effect.

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