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Thursday, 23 November 1905

Mr CROUCH (Corio) - I desire, Mr. Speaker--

Mr G B EDWARDS (SOUTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I rise, Mr. Speaker, to avail myself of the new privilege that has just been conferred on honorable members by moving -

That the question be now put.

Mr SPEAKER - When the whole of the amendments have been disposed of the main question must be put from the Chair, and carried, or otherwise disposed of; but until it has been carried, such a step as the honorable member proposes cannot be taken.

Mr. CROUCH(Corio).- I wish to say, Mr. Speaker, that I was discussing this amendment with the honorable and learned member for Northern Melbourne about ten minutes ago, and that he then told me that if it were proposed to insert it at its right place, namely, in paragraph a, he should feel that he ought to vote with the Opposition, even if he were the only honorable member on this side of the House who did so.

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