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Thursday, 12 September 1901
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Mr SPEAKER - It is not the practice for honorable members to send up their names to me, and to be called upon in the order in which they supply them. Upon several occasions - the latest of which was this afternoon - five or six honorable members have risen together, and then have informed me that they wished to speak in a certain order, so that they might know when they are likely to be called upon, and thus not be kept waiting unnecessarily. When that has taken place, and such an arrangement has been made, they have been called upon in such order, but no one has been called upon in such away since five o'clock this afternoon.

Mr. DEAKIN(Ballarat- AttorneyGeneral). - I am sorry that I cannot afford the honorable member for Macquarie any information on the subject to which he has directed attention. I am not aware of any transaction in regard to the question of bounties. I will cause inquiries to be made to-morrow, and if there is correspondence upon the matter, will then be able to give the honorable member a description of it, so that he may be enabled to table a motion, which, of course, will be unopposed.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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