The Official Secretary to the Governor-General sought advice as to whether Bills must be assented to before Parliament dissolves.
The Official Secretary referred to Vol. 24 of Halsbury p. 268 para. 517 which deals with the effect of a prorogation on unsigned Bills. He stated that on the 15th September, 1937, the then Solicitor-General (Mr. Knowles) concurred in the views set out in the paragraph mentioned.1