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Thursday, 4 August 1904

Mr BATCHELOR (Boothby) (Minister of Home Affairs) . - I desire to announce that on Tuesday next the first business taken will be the ballot to determine the district iri which the Seat of Government shall be located.

Mr Brown - How do the Government propose to fix upon a particular site?

Mr.BATCHELOR.- That can be. done in Committee, by an amendment on the proposed insertion. It will be very easy to moye the insertion of words which will provide that the Seat of Government shall be within so many miles of such and. such a place within the district chosen. I thank honorable members for "remaining to-night to keep a House, and to enable the discussion to beconcluded.

Progress reported.

House adjourned at 11.7 p.m.

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