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Wednesday, 20 December 1905

Motion (by Senator Playford) proposed -

That all returns to the order of the Senate not yet made be forwarded to the Clerk not later than one month after prorogation, and that the same be bound up with the Blue Books of the session.

Senator GUTHRIE(South Australia).There is a possibility that some reports of considerable interest to the country may come in later than one month from the date of prorogation. In the case of the State Parliament, the usual time allowed was two months, and I would ask Senator Playford to adopt a similar rule. There is every hope that the Select Committee on Tobacco Monopoly, which is to be converted into a Royal Commission, will report within a month.

Senator Playford - A Royal Commission does not report to Parliament.

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