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APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 1) 1997-98

The order of the day having been read for the further consideration in detail of the Bill—

Consideration in detail

Schedule—

Proposed expenditures—

Department of Defence, $10 937 163 000—

Department of Veterans[quot ] Affairs, $1 982 406 000—

together debated and agreed to.

Proposed expenditure—Department of Transport and Regional Development, $265 658 000—debated.

Suspension of sitting

At 5.14 p.m., a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.

Resumption of sitting

At 5.25 p.m., the proceedings were resumed.

Debate continued.

Proposed expenditure agreed to.

Proposed expenditure—Department of Health and Family Services,

$2 879 850 000—debated.

Debate adjourned (Mrs Crosio), and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.