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Wednesday, 13 September 2006
Page: 80

Mr BOWEN (3:11 PM) —Mr Speaker, I refer you to page 188 of House of Representatives Practice, which states:

It is not acceptable to raise points of order concerning proceedings earlier in the day or concerning proceedings of a previous day.

This is a ruling that you have enforced previously, Mr Speaker. Can I ask: when is it acceptable for a member to raise a point of order regarding something which has happened earlier in the day, as the Leader of the House just did, and when is it not?

The SPEAKER —The member for Prospect would be aware I am not going to provide commentary on rulings. The point is that the Leader of the House asked for a withdrawal and a withdrawal was given.