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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 29

The Monthly Reports

page 15

The Monthly Reports.

The consideration of two proposals adjourned from the previous evening was now resumed.

Mr. Sweeney proposed—

Mr. Kirton seconded—


"That it be left to the discretion of the E.C. to extend the size of the Monthly Report when they think it necessary to do so."

Mr. Smith proposed—

Mr. Jones seconded—
"That Rule 31, clause 3, be amended as follows:—'He shall issue a monthly report, which shall be charged one penny each to members; it shall be the medium of communication between the E.C. and the branches,


and contain the result of voting by the members on any question; the state of trade in each locality; and all branch resolutions which are forwarded for publication, with the decision of the E.C. thereon. All votes of thanks to be excluded from the pages of the monthly report.' The remainder to be unaltered."

During the discussion both of the foregoing propositions were withdrawn.

Mr. Harrison proposed—

Mr. Swaffer seconded—
"That the E.C. be instructed to print returns of votes on separate sheets


whenever the amount of available space in the monthly report is limited. That resolutions containing votes of thanks be no longer inserted in the monthly reports."
  • For 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (9 votes).
  • Against 1 2 3 4 5 6 16 (7 votes).

Mr. Kirton proposed—

Mr. Robertson seconded—
"That the E.C. shall have the discretionary power of enlarging the


monthly report on all occasions when they have to take a vote of the members."
  • For 1 2 3 4 5 6 16 (7 votes).
  • Against 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (9 votes).

Mr. Sweeney proposed—

Mr. Apperley seconded—
"That the E.C. be requested to send the monthlies direct to each branch


which requires them to do so."—Carried unanimously.

Mr. Smith proposed—

Mr. Beasley seconded—
"That the G.S. be instructed to append to each quarterly financial report


of the G.O. a list of attendances of members of the E.C. during the preceding quarter."
  • For 7 9 10 11 (4 votes).
  • Against 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 12 13 11 15 16 (12 votes).