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Thursday, 9 November 1911

Senator WALKER (New South Wales) . - I have been requested by Senator McColl to propose the motion standing in his name with the exception of paragraph 5, which reads -

The names of the persons who obtained such postal voting papers and did not return them, and the divisions and polling places for which they were enrolled.

I ask leave, sir, to delete that paragraph.

Leave granted.

Senator WALKER - I now move -

That a return be laid before this Iiouse showing -

1.   The number of postal voting papers issued in each State at the general election in April, 1910.

2.   The number of postal voting papers returned to the various returning officers and used, in which the franchise was exercised.

3.   The number of postal voting papers not returned to the returning officers.

4.   The name of the State, electoral district, and polling place to which postal voting papers were not returned.

5.   The names and ordinary occupations of the returning and deputy returning officers for such divisions.

6.   The steps taken, or inquiries made, to trace such unreturned voting papers, and the results of such action.

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