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Tuesday, 4 September 1906

The PRESIDENT - I think that the information ought to be obtained in the form of a return. Of course, I do not give a ruling, but merely express my opinion. I cannot bear all the details in ray mind. Does the honorable senator give notice of a question, or a motion for a return.

Senator Clemons - Will the Ministry accept the motion as formal if given notice of?

Senator Playford - No, I might want to speak upon it.

Senator Clemons - The Minister will not oppose it?

Senator Playford - I might oppose part of it.

Senator PULSFORD - I prefer to give notice of a question. I can assure the Senate that there will be no difficulty in obtaining the information - in fact, within half-an-hour I could give the Minister nearly all the information. I ask for.

Senator Styles - Then why ask for the information ?

Senator PULSFORD - I Want the information to be given officially.

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