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Wednesday, 3 November 1971
Page: 2983

Mr STEWART (Lang) (1:35 AM) - Mr Deputy Chairman,the Government proposes to commence consideration of the estimates of the Department of National Development at 25 minutes to 2. The proposed appropriation for this Department is in excess of $39. 5m. In this debate 15 speakers are listed. If each took his allotted time a debate lasting 2i hours would ensue which means that we would be sitting after 4 a.m. As a protest against the lack of consideration, the gall and the audacity of the Government in commencing the consideration of these estimates at this time, 1 move:

That progress be reported.

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