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Thursday, 7 December 1911

The CHAIRMAN - I should be very loath to restrict discussion in any way, but it does seem to me that Senator Stewart's remarks were outside the order of leave and scope of the Bill, which is a Bill to amend sections 127, 134, 135, and 142 of the Defence Act. The clause at present before the Committee deals with the short title and citation. As Senator Pearce has said, it would not be competent for Senator Stewart to move any amendment upon this clause to give effect to his ideas. I must rule in the circumstances that the honorable senator was travelling beyond the scope of the clause before the Committee.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 2 -

Section one hundred and twenty-seven of the Principal Act is amended -

(d)   by inserting, at the end of the section, new provisoes as follow : - power may be given to the prescribed officers to grant leave of absence from training required by this Act when the conditions of the weather, by reason of excessive rain or heat, would render attendance a hardship, and no equivalent attendance shall be required in lieu thereof."

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