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Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the motion of the Attorney-General (Senator Gareth Evans)-That these Bills be now read a second time.

The Leader of the National Party of Australia in the Senate (Senator Scott) moved an amendment, viz: At end of motion, add '', but, in relation to the Fishing Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 2) 1984, the Senate is of the opinion that the legislation should not have been introduced until completion of an off-shore constitutional settlement between the Commonwealth and the States formalising areas of fisheries administration''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That the words proposed to be added be added-put and negatived.

Question-That these Bills be now read a second time-put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Bills, by leave, taken as a whole, debated and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment or requests.

The Acting Deputy-President (Senator Elstob) resumed the Chair; and the Chairman of Committees (Senator Hamer) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Social Security (Senator Grimes) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.