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Wednesday, 18 May 1904

Mr WATSON (Bland) (Treasurer) .- I move -

That the House do now adjourn.

I had no objection to the adjournment of the debate upon my Ministerial statement, because it is only proper that opportunity should be given for the consideration of so long a speech as I made. I do not, however, understand the reference of the honorable and learned member for Ballarat to the preparation of a document "submitted elsewhere." I submitted my programme yesterday to another body than that to which I think he alludes.

Mr McCay - To what body?

Mr WATSON - To a meeting of Government supporters.

Mr SYDNEY SMITH (MACQUARIE, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Was the AttorneyGeneral present?

Mr WATSON - He was not able to get there, as he was busy. I hope that the discussion of my programme will be resumed to-morrow without further adjournment, because, naturally, Ministers wish to know whether they are to be permitted to get to work.

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