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Thursday, 29 October 1964

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

That Standing Order No.68 be suspended up till and including 13th November 1964 to enable new business to be commenced after 10.30 p.m.

I think honorable senators will recognise this as a motion which, in comparable terms, is always presented to the Senate and to the House of Representatives at about this stage of the sittings. It is designed to provide for the introduction, when necessary, of new business after 10.30 p.m. 1 am well aware, of course, that we have already agreed that there should be an adjustment of both the hours and the days of sitting to meet the exigencies of the last six or seven days of the sittings. In presenting this motion to the Senate I make it clear that the arrangement will be used only when it is necessary to do so, and on some of the occasions it will certainly be to the advantage of the Senate.

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