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The President informed the Senate that he had received a letter from the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (Senator Chaney) advising that this day he intended to move-That in the opinion of the Senate the following is a matter of urgency: ''The need for the Government to provide adequate information to enable proper judgement to be made of its economic policies''.

And at least 4 Senators having risen in support of the motion- Senator Chaney thereupon moved the motion.

Debate ensued.

Closure: Senator Peter Rae moved-That the Question be now put.

Question-That the Question be now put-put and passed.

Question-That the motion be agreed to-put accordingly.

The Senate divided

AYES, 33

Senators- Archer Baume Boswell Carrick, Sir John Chaney Chipp Durack Evans, Jack Guilfoyle, Dame Margaret Haines Hamer Hill Kilgariff Knowles Lajovic Lewis MacGibbon Macklin Messner Missen Parer Puplick Rae, Peter Reid Sheil (Teller) Short Teague Townley Vanstone Vigor Walters Watson Withers

NOES, 30

Senators- Aulich Black Bolkus Button Childs Coates Colston Cook Cooney Crowley Devlin Elstob Evans, Gareth Foreman Georges Giles Harradine Hearn Jones McClelland McKiernan Maguire Primmer Ray, Robert Reynolds Richardson Robertson (Teller) Sibraa Walsh Zakharov

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.