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Thursday, 28 November 1912

Senator PEARCE (Western AustraliaMinister of Defence) . - Clause 213 contains a provision for the detention of ships found to be unseaworthy, but there is a number of other requirements which must be met, and although, in regard to such, the Merchant Shipping Act and the New Zealand Act specifically provide for detention in case of default, no similar provision was made in this Bill. The first amendment will give this necessary power. These remarks will also apply to the second amendment, which is consequential on the first one. I move -

That the amendments be agreed to.

Motion agreed to.

Clause 419 -

The seal of the Minister for the purposes of this Act shall be a seal having the Royal Arms in the centre, and the words " Minister for Trade and Customs, Commonwealth of Australia," in a circle surrounding the Royal Arms.

House of Representatives' Amendment.- Omit the " Royal Arms in the centre, and' ' ; and omit " Royal insert " Commonwealth Coat of ".

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