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The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the question—That the Bill be now read a second time—

Debate resumed.


Mr Lieberman, by leave, presented the following paper:

Politics of spite—copy of editorial published in The Border Mail, 9 June 1999.

Debate continued.

Suspension of sitting

At 1.24 p.m., the Deputy Speaker left the Chair.

Resumption of sitting

At 4.35 p.m., the Deputy Speaker resumed the Chair.

Debate continued.

At 4.43 p.m., a division having been called in the House, the proceedings were suspended.

Resumption of sitting

At 4.53 p.m., the proceedings were resumed.

Debate continued.

Mrs Sullivan (Parliamentary Secretary (Foreign Affairs)) was granted leave to continue her speech when the debate is resumed.

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