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STATES (TAX SHARING AND HEALTH GRANTS) BILL 1981 LOCAL GOVERNMENT (PERSONAL INCOME TAX SHARING) AMENDMENT BILL 1981--

Messages from the House of Representatives.- The following Messages from the House of Representatives were reported :

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 138

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to provide for grants to the States and the Northern Territory from the tax collections of the Commonwealth and to provide for grants to the States and the Northern Territory for health purposes'', in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 4 June 1981 Speaker

MR PRESIDENT, Message No. 139

The House of Representatives transmits to the Senate a Bill intituled ""A Bill for an Act to amend the "Local Government (Personal Income Tax Sharing) Act 1976' in consequence of the "States (Tax Sharing and Health Grants) Act 1981' "", in which it desires the concurrence of the Senate.

House of Representatives, B. M. SNEDDEN,

Canberra, 4 June 1981 Speaker

Suspension of Standing Orders to deal with Bills together; The Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle), by leave, moved--That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Questions with regard to the several stages for the passage through the Senate of the Bills being put in one motion at each stage, and the consideration of such Bills together in Committee of the Whole.

Question--put and passed.

Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle moved--That the Bills may be taken through all their stages without delay.

Question--put and passed.

On the motion of Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle the Bills were read a first time.

Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle moved--That these Bills be now read a second time.

On the motion of Senator Gietzelt the debate was adjourned.

Ordered--That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for the next day of sitting.