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Thursday, 22 October 1964

Senator PALTRIDGE (Western Australia) (Minister for Defence) . - by leave - I move -

1.   That unless otherwise ordered the days and times of meeting of the Senate for next week will be, Tuesday, 27th October at 2.30 p.m.; Wednesday, 28th October at 2.30 p.m.; Thursday, 29th October at 10.30 a.m.; Friday, 30th October at 10.30 a.m.

2.   That the sessional order passed on 26th February 1964 relating to the adjournment of the Senate be suspended from 27th October 1964 to and including 13th November 1964.

This motion, Mr. President, is necessary to implement the proposed meetings of the Senate for the remainder of the year's sittings. It is proposed that next week the Senate will sit on Tuesday, 27th October to Friday, 30th October inclusive, the hours of sitting proposed being: Tuesday 2.30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Wednesday 2.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.; Thursday 10.30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday 10.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Senate will then adjourn for one week and will again meet on Monday, 9th November until cither Thursday, 12th November or Friday, 13th November. If necessary, next week the hours of sitting for the final week of the year's sittings will be again reviewed. I shall consult with the Leader of the Opposition before making any necessary further adjustments to the hours of sitting for the final week.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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