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Friday, 11 December 1914

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Long (TASMANIA) - A point of that character cannot be raised in Committee on the Bill. It must be taken before the President in the Senate itself.

Senator Pearce - In any case you would need to get copies, because as a matter of fact we are working on this large file.

Senator Lt Colonel Sir Albert Gould --The Minister has read all the documents.

Senator Guthrie - No. Without challenging the ruling of the Chairman, I desire to call attention to the Standing Orders.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable senator will have an opportunity to bring the question before the Senate.

Senator Guthrie - Standing order 364 reads -

A document quoted from by a senator not a Minister of the Crown may be ordered by the Senate to be laid upon the table; such order may bc made without notice immediately upon the conclusion of the speech of the senator who has quoted therefrom.

Senator McDougallhas presented to the Senate some tracings of a plan. I think that under standing order 364 I am perfectly entitled to ask that he shall be called upon by the Chairman to lay the tracing on the table.

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