We generously provided some additional time in respect of the debate on the previous item. The Minister who is taking the next item will be here at approximately 3.05 p.m. and we should suspend the House until that time. He was originally not due to be present until 3.30p.m.
Shall we say 3.15 p.m.?
No, I do not want him to be left waiting outside the Chamber for ten minutes when he could be usefully employed inside. We will suspend until 3.05 p.m.
Due to the efficiency and co-operation of Senators, the previous item was dealt with in an expeditious manner.
And the efficiency of the Acting Chairman.
I thank the Senator. Is it agreed that we should suspend the sitting until 3.05 p.m.? Agreed.
Sitting suspended at 2.40 p.m. and resumed at 3.05p.m.