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Friday, 8 December 1905

Mr PAGE (Maranoa) - The request for the holding over of this Bill until next session is one of the most reasonable which the Opposition have made since they took their places on your left, Mr. Speaker. The Tariff Commission is sitting, and I expect that we shall be called upon to deal with some of its recommendations during next session.

Mr Deakin - This proposal does not affect the duty.

Mr PAGE - No, but it will give rise to a debate on the fiscal question. I shall certainly reserve to myself the right to vote as I please upon that subject. I think it is of far more importance that we should proceed with the Electoral Bill, which is a very debatable measure, and will occupy some time.

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