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Wednesday, 25 June 1930

Senator HERBERT HAYS (Tasmania) . - I support the motion. In view of your ruling, Mr. President, I understand that the full merits of the case may not be discussed on the present motion, but may be debated when the bill is recommitted. If, on the motion for recommittal, the honorable senator were allowed to give reasons why the committee should adopt his amendment, we should be in a better position to decide whether or not the bill should be recommitted. The honorable senator could test the question on the motion for recommittal.

The PRESIDENT - A motion to recommit a bill for the reconsideration of a certain clause is generally moved for reasons which are given, such as the clause having previously been passed in a thin House, or that circumstances having arisen to cause honorable senators to change their views, they should have a further opportunity to consider the matter. Honorable senators must see that a discussion of the proposed amendment on the motion for recommittal would be anticipating the debate in committee, and. would be irrelevant to the motion.

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