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Wednesday, 3 August 1921

Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) .- I move -

That the Senate, at its rising, adjourn until 10 a.m. on Thursday.

I trust I have not taken the Minister for Defence (Senator Pearce) by surprise-

Senator Pearce - I rise to a point of order. The Minister for Repatriation (Senator E. D. Millen) informed me that at Senator Elliott had notified him that he intended to move the adjournment of the Senate to dis cuss this question. I thereupon asked the Minister for Repatriation to instruct his officers to supply me -with the file, which has been done. On perusing the file, I find that there appears to be a lawsuit pending in regard to this matter, as there is a communication from Messrs. Lynch, Macdonald, and Elliott, dated 25th February, 1921, headed " Streeter versus Cull and others, Anzac Tweed Industry." Attached to that letter is a copy of an agreement, and on the back of the agreement these words appear -

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