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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
A motion by Mr. M'Williams (Tas.) in favor of tho appointment of a Koyal Commission to enquire into the best me thods of developing tho tropical areas of Australia was negatived. •Mr. Matthews (Vie.) moved that le gislation should bo introduced to provide a system of pensions to members of tho defence force. The debate was adjourned. Mr. Green moved me appointment, of a lioyal Commission to enquire into tho Tobacco Trust operations. The debate was adjourned. The lioyal Commissions Bill was fur ther considered in committee at great length. Progress was reported and tho House adjourned at 11.20.