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Wednesday, 25 June 2003
Page: 17490


The SPEAKER (2:37 PM) —I inform the House that we have present in the gallery this afternoon members of a parliamentary delegation from the Philippines, accompanied by the Ambassador for the Philippines and led by the President of the Philippines Senate.



The SPEAKER —Please, member for Batman, I exercise a great deal of tolerance and restraint. The least you could do is be silent when I am on my feet—particularly when we are extending a welcome to friends. I also notice in the gallery the Kenyan High Commissioner, and I believe he is accompanied by officers of the Kenyan foreign affairs department. I extend to each of them a welcome. As one of my colleagues has already pointed out, we have in the gallery the Hon. Michael Lee, a former cabinet minister. We welcome him as well.

Honourable members—Hear, hear!