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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Minister for Finance (Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle)-That the Senate take note of the Papers.

Suspension of Standing Orders: The Minister for National Development and Energy (Senator Sir John Carrick), by leave, moved-That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate ( Senator Button) speaking without limitation of time when speaking to the motion to take note of the Budget Papers 1982-83.

Question-put and passed.

Debate resumed.

On the motion of Senator Thomas the debate was adjourned.

Ordered-That the resumption of the debate be an Order of the Day for a later hour of the day.