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Thursday, 2 August 1906

The PRESIDENT - The honorable senator can only ask a question arising out of the answer to his previous question.

Senator CLEMONS - I desire to ask whether the Government will refer the matter to Parliament?

The PRESIDENT - The honorable senator has already asked that question.

Senator CLEMONS - I leave the matter to Senator Keating. If he is content with his evasive answer - which means no answer at all - I shall say nothing further.

Senator KEATING - I regret that the honorable senator should! consider my remarks evasive. I think that, on the spur of the moment, . I gave a great deal more information than any honorable senator could expect to extract from any Minister. If my honorable friend wants further information, I would ask him to give notice of the question..

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