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Wednesday, 6 December 1911

Senator McGREGOR (South Australia) (Vice-President of the Executive Council) . - Submarine signals are a class of signals that have come into use lately. One form of submarine signal is by meansof bells, which are set going in hazy or other bad weather, and which, through anapparatus connected with the hull of a vessel, indicate where they are. A vessel consequently knows her whereabouts by the ringing of a bell.

Motion agreed to.

Amendment in clause 5 agreed to.

House of Representatives' Amendment. -After clause 7, insert the following new clauses : - " 711. When any lighthouse has been acquired or erected by the Commonwealth, it shall as soon as practicable be connected by telegraph or telephone with a convenient telegraph or telephone office, and the expense incurred shall be charged to the Department administering this Act."

Motion (by Senator McGregor) proposed -

That the amendment be agreed to.

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