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Wednesday, 15 November 1905

Senator PLAYFORD - All the more important features were discussed at length, though I admit that we did not discuss this particular clause, which I . regard as of little or no importance. The Bill naturally divides itself into three parts, and I think a fair proposal would be to devote a sitting day to considering each part in Committee. That would give honorable senators ample opportunity to express their views, which, of course, they ought to do as concisely as is consistent with clearness. If at four o'clock we have dealt with the first foul clauses, I think I could regard that as fair progress. The next part of the Bill deals with the inspection of imports and exports, and the third part relates to the prohibition of exports and imports. The whole of Tuesday might be devoted to the second part of the Bill, and the consideration of the measure concluded on Wednesday. I cannot myself make progress, because the Bill is in the hands of the Committee ; but I can rightly ask honorable senators to remain until a fair number of the provisions have been dealt with.

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