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Thursday, 1 May 1902

Mr A McLEAN (GIPPSLAND, VICTORIA) - I desire to ask the Minister for Trade and Customs if it is his intention, in the event of a section of the House being adverse to the carrying out of the definite promise -he made yesterday, to override the law in deference to the views of those who disapprove of the carrying out of the agreement entered into by the State?

Mi-. KINGSTON. - No. Of course we cannot do that, but it very often happens that different people take divergent views with regard to the law.

Mr A McLEAN (GIPPSLAND, VICTORIA) - What are the views of the Attorney-General.

Mr KINGSTON - As I declared yesterday.

Sir John QuicK - Is the Minister about to give effect to them ?

Mr KINGSTON - Yes. We propose to give effect to them, and the only power to prevent us would be a section constituting a majority of this House.

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