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Wednesday, 24 February 1932


Mr SPEAKER - The honorable member cannot, under the guise of a personal explanation, contradict statements made by the Attorney-General. The object of a personal explanation is to correct a misrepresentation of something that a member has himself said or done. If the honorable member has been misrepresented in any way, he may make an explanation in regard to the matter; but he cannot make statements in contradiction of statements made by other honorable members. The honorable gentleman will have an opportunity on the motion for the adjournment of the House to make his position clear in respect to the matter he wishes to discuss.


Mr JAMES - I wish to explain the meaning of the extract read by the Attorney-General from the report of the Coal Commission.


Mr SPEAKER - The honorable member cannot do that by way of personal explanation. "While such observations might be appropriate when the motion for the adjournment of the House is moved, they are not proper to a personal explanation. I hope the honorable member will not attempt to evade the ruling of the Chair.







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