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Tuesday, 2 August 1904

Mr BATCHELOR (Boothby) (Minister of 'Home Affairs) . - If honorable members have, no desire to further discuss the sites, the next step will be to report progress, and we propose to ask the House to-morrow to take ' a ballot. If honorable members will look at the notice-paper, they will see that the order of the day No. 2, " Seat of Government Bill : ballot to determine site," appears after the order of the day. " Seat of Government Bill." That order will be reversed tomorrow if I am given to understand that honorable members have concluded the debate upon the sites, and, in that event, we shall take the ballot the first thing to-morrow.

Sir WILLIAMLYNE (Hume).- I do not know what the Minister desires in this matter, but I think there will be an opportunity to further discuss the question.

Mr Batchelor - -Afer the ballot, the honorable member means?

Sir WILLIAM LYNE - No; before the ballot.

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