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Friday, 8 July 1921

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister for Defence) . - la moving

That the Senate do now adjourn.

I regret that it has not . been possible to get the Tariff Bill to-day. It is not quite ready . for transmission to this Chamber, but lt is expected that it will be ready on the first day upon which we meet next weak.Of course; . the motion for- the first reading of the Bill will be merely a formal stage. ' There will be ample opportunity therefore between its first reading and the initiation of discussion upon its second reading, for honorable senators to make themselves familiar with the main principles of the measure.

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - What business shall we go on with after the first reading of the Tariff Bill ?

Senator PEARCE - We shall proceed with the consideration of the Public Service Bill,

Senator THOMAS (NEW SOUTH WALES) - Is it intended to finish . the consideration of that Bill before dealing with the Tariff ?

Senator PEARCE - That will be largely determined by the progress we make.

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