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Friday, 18 March 1904

Mr WATSON (Bland) - With regard to the adjournment of the debate on the second reading of the Conciliation and Arbitration Bill after the Prime Minister has made his speech, I desire to point out that there is not the same necessity* for a long adjournment in the case of that Bill as there would be in the case of a measure which was being introduced for the first time. Allowing that the House contains a considerable number of new members, the Bill has not been materially altered so far as I can' perceive. Now that we have concluded the very long debate on the Address in Reply we should be prepared to do some work. With regard to the adjournment of the House over the Easter holidays, I think that the honorable member for North Sydney has made a very proper request.

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