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PLANS" UPSET

SESSION'S PROGRESS

MR. FRASER INDISPOSED Parliamentary Reporter. WELLINGTON, this day. The Parliamentary programme has been completely upset by the absence of the Prime Minister. The Minister of Finance, Mr. Nash, informed membei-s yesterday that Mr. Fraser was suffering from a severe cold. In consequence of his indisposition, Mr. Fraser was not present last night to reply to the Uncio djscussion. The discussion on the future war effort of the Dominion had been planned for to-day but Mr. Nash said last night, in reply to the Leader of the Opposition, that it was proposed to go through the Order Paper in the ordinary way this afternoon, and it depended on the Prime Minister what was taken to-night. The war effort discussion would be taken on Friday unless Mr. Fraser was present to-night. Even then, however, the Prime Minister still had to reply to the Uncio debate. Mr. Nash added that after the week-end adjournment it was proposed to resume on Tuesday, when the Bretton Woods report would probably be discussed. The Budget would be down reasonably soon. If it was next week it would be on Thursday, but he could not be sure at the moment. Legislation to come included the Bank of New Zealand Bill, a family incomes measure and a bill dealing with the nationalisation of airways. There might also be an amendment of the Superannuation Act. The House discussed Ministerial replies to question yesterday afternoon, and in the evening the Criminal Appeal Bill was read a second time and referred to the Statutes Revision Committee. Discussion on the second reading of- the Nurses and Midwives' Bill was proceeding when the House adjourned until this afternoon.

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PLANS" UPSET, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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PLANS" UPSET Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 181, 2 August 1945

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