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MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL, PROPOSED ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURE AND APPROPRIATION FOR YEAR 1997-98—APPROPRIATION BILL (NO. 3) 1997-98

Message No. 206, dated 27 October 1997, from His Excellency the Governor-General was announced:

(a) transmitting to the House of Representatives particulars of proposed additional expenditure from the Consolidated Revenue Fund for the service of the year ending on 30 June 1998; and

(b) in accordance with the requirements of section 56 of the Constitution, recommending to the House of Representatives that an appropriation of revenue be made for the purposes of a Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the money appropriated by the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 1997-98, for the service of the year ending on 30 June 1998, and for related purposes.

Mr Fahey (Minister for Finance and Administration) presented a Bill for an Act to appropriate money out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, additional to the money appropriated by the Appropriation Act (No. 1) 1997-98, for the service of the year ending on 30 June 1998, and for related purposes.

Bill read a first time.

Mr Fahey moved—That the Bill be now read a second time.

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