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Wednesday, 25 May 1904

Mr WATSON (Bland) (Treasurer) . - I hope that the debate will be brought to an end within a reasonable time. We are informed that the right honorable member who leads one section of the Opposition, intends to move a motion of censure, which, of course, would be something tangible and definite, but that there is no intention to make the present motion a vehicle for anything of the kind. Therefore the discussion should be closed as soon as possible ; I think at least as soon as to-morrow evening. Is the right honorable member in a position to say if many of those on his side wish to speak?

Sir John Forrest - I regret to say that I donot know anything about the matter.

Mr WATSON - I expect the debate to terminate to-morrow evening, and . I ask honorable members to assist me in closing it. Under the circumstances, I have no, objection to its . adjournment now.

Motion agreed to; debate adjourned.

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