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Friday, 15 December 1905

Question - That paragraph a be agreed to - put. The Committee divided.

DIVISION:NOES 19 (11 majority) AYES 8 PAIRS 0

Majority ... ... 11





Question so resolved in the negative.

Paragraph a negatived.

Amendment (by Senator Pearce) agreed to-

That the following new paragraph be inserted : - " (a) The number of contract immigrants admitted intothe Commonwealth, the nationality and occupation of such immigrants."

Senator GIVENS(Queensland). - In regard to paragraph b, I wish to impress upon the Committee the necessity for obtaining this information. We may find employers bringing out contract immigrants wholesale.

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