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Thursday, 19 July 1906

Rights of the Senate.

Report presented by Senator Hender son, and read by the Clerk as follows: -

The Printing Committee, having had before it a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Committee by Mr. Atlee Hunt forwarding, by direction of the Prime Minister, a communication addressed to the Prime Minister bv the Chairman of the Printing Committee of the House of Representatives, calling " attention to the unnecessary printing andextra expenseincurred by the Senate in printing Regulations under the Post and Telegraph Act1901, as set out in thr Journals forwarded herewith," and reciting the following resolution passed by the Printing Committee of the House of Representatives : - "That the attention of the Honorable the Prime Minister be again called to the fact that these Regulations (see p. 11 of the Journals of the Senate) are published under the Rules Publication Act, and that there is no necessity for their being printed as Parliamentary Papers"- have come to the following resolutions: -

1.   That it is the right of the Senate to order the printing of any paper laid on the table of the Senate.

2.   That the action of the Senate in ordering any paper to be printed is not open to review by' the Printing Committee of the House of Representatives.

3.   That it is not proper that the action of the Senate should be brought by the Printing Committee of the House of Representatives under the attention of the Prime Minister.

4.   That the Chairman of the Printing Committee of the Senate make report to the Senate accordingly.

G.   Henderson, Chairman. 19th July, 1906.







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