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Friday, 20 October 1905

Senator PLAYFORD - The answer" to the honorable senator's question is as follows: -

The encouragement of the iron industry is now occupying the attention o£ the Government.

Senator MILLEN - Surely the Minister does not pretend that that is an answer to mv question ?

The PRESIDENT. The honorable senator cannot force an answer.

Senator MILLEN - Surely, sir, if a question is submitted to .a Minister by an honorable senator the Senate is entitled to an answer?

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