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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 50

Pro Forma Bill

Pro Forma Bill.

Mr. Griffith said: In accordance with the practice of every constitutional Parliament in Her Majesty's dominions—a practice commendable on many grounds—of asserting their constitutional right to deal with other business before proceeding with the consideration of the speech from the Throne I beg, to present, pro forma, a bill, entitled "a Bill to regulate the fisheries in Torres Straits "—a matter over which the Council has jurisdiction—and move that it be read a first time.

Question put and passed.