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Thursday, 1 May 1902

Clause 2 - .

To assist in defraying the expenses of the Governor-General's establishment there shall be paid to him out of the consolidated revenue fund, from thefirst day of January, one thousand nine hundred and one, until the occupation of his residence at the seat of Government and for one year thereafter, an allowance of eight thousand pounds a year, and the consolidated revenue fund is hereby appropriated accordingly for that purpose.

Mr. HIGGINS(Northern Melbourne).In pursuance of the intimation which I previously gave, I move-

That the words' ' in connexion with the visit to Australia of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York " be inserted after the word." establishment," line 2.

Of course, if this proposal be agreed to, it will be necessary to make other amendments,so as to provide for a special allowance being granted to the Governor-General to reimburse him for theextraordinary expenditure which he has been called upon to bear.

Mr McDonald - I fisk your ruling, sir, whether the amendment is in order, and comes within the scope of the Bill ?

Mr Barton - Of course-

Mr McDonald - I rise to a point of order. I ask your ruling, sir, whether the right honorable gentleman is in order in speaking to a point of order without the . Chairman requesting that the point should be argued.

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