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Tuesday, 11 October 1983
Page: 1542

Mr WEST (Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs) —Mr Speaker, I do not wish to make a personal explanation but I seek your indulgence to add to an answer that I gave earlier.

Mr SPEAKER —I grant that indulgence. The Minister may complete his answer.

Mr WEST —With regard to what the honourable member for Balaclava (Mr Macphee), the former Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, just said, I would like the House to understand that I accept what he just said. There was never any intention on my part in replying to the question to imply that there was any improper motive or behaviour on his part. I simply draw attention to the content of my answer. I implicitly believe that the people down there should take note of what this House thinks.