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Thursday, 2 August 1906

Senator BEST (Victoria) .- I desire to suggest that if the Minister would move his motion down to the word " Brindisi," with the addition of the words "asset forth in the schedule hereto," we could then go through the agreement article by article, and if the Committee saw fit tomake any alterations or amendments that could be done. The effect of adopting my suggestion would be that the agreement, asprinted, would be definitely placed beforethe Committee.

Senator Sir JOSIAHSYMON (SouthAustralia) [7.56]. - I would suggest to theMinister that he should move his motion down to the word "Brindisi," with the addition of the words " as set forth ire parliamentary paper No. 7."

Senator Best - So long as the paper isidentified that is all I desire to secure.

Senator Sir JOSIAH SYMON - It is for the Minister to say which suggestion' he prefers to adopt. Of course, it might be more complete if he were to follow the suggestion of Senator Best. It seems to- me that the plan of procedure which hasbeen suggested by the Chairman is an effective and business-like one.

The CHAIRMAN - If that course isacceptable to the Committee, I shall call upon Senator Keating to move his motion.

Honorable Senators. - Hear, hear.

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