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Wednesday, 26 November 1986
Page: 3739

Mr N.A. Brown(11.32) —Mr Deputy Speaker, we cannot accept this quite outrageous procedure which is a breach of every convention that this Parliament is based upon. I am surprised that the Government should try to use the Parliament as a rubber stamp.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER —Order! Is the honourable member wishing to speak to the second reading?

Mr N.A. Brown —I now move:

That the debate be now adjourned.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER —I understand it would suit the convenience of the House to resume debate at a later hour this day.

Mr N.A. Brown —Mr Deputy Speaker, on a matter of procedure, if I can just have your indulgence very briefly, whether that is the case will depend on whether we receive a second reading speech from the Minister for Science (Mr Barry Jones) or some indication as to what this Bill is about.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER —Order! That is another issue.