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Wednesday, 15 April 1931


The PRESIDENT - Is it the pleasure of honorable senators that the Leader of the Government in the Senate have leave to make such a statement?


Senator Sir George Pearce - I wish to make a personal explanation. My object in intervening is not because I question the right of the Leader of the Government in this chamber to make a statement, but to suggest that it would assist honorable senators if, after reading the statement, the Minister moved that it be laid on the table, and printed. That would give honorable senators an opportunity to discuss it.

Leave granted.


Senator BARNES - As the statement is a long one, I will lay it on the table of the Senate and move -

That the paper be printed.

Debate (on motion by Senator Sir George Pearce) adjourned.







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