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Friday, 22 May 1936

Senator Sir GEORGE PEARCE (Western Australia) (Minister for External Affairs) [8.54]. - In view of what you, sir, have said in drawing attention to the message from the House of Representatives and to affirm the constitutional rights of the Senate, I move -

That message 137 of the House of Representatives in reference to the Senate's requests on the Customs Tariff be taken into consideration forthwith, this House affirming that the action of the House of Representatives, in receiving and dealing with the reiterated requests of the Senate, is in compliance with the undoubted constitutional position and rights of the Senate.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Motion (by Senator A. J. McLachlan ) agreed to -

That so much of message 137 of the House of Representatives as refers to the requests of the Senate for amendments in the Customs Tariff1936 be referred to the committee of the whole for consideration forthwith.

In committee(Consideration of House of Representatives' message) :

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