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Tuesday, 29 November 1938

Mr SPEAKER - Order ! I cannot allow a question to be couched in those terms. A question must not contain an imputation.

Mr WARD - Am I not in order, Mr. Speaker, in asking if Sir Thomas Blamey is the same individual-

Mr SPEAKER - Questions must be genuinely asked for the purpose of eliciting information, not for the purpose of directing attention to an incident.

Mr WARD - The purpose of my question is not to direct attention to an incident. I am anxious to know whether Sir Thomas Blarney is the person who wa3 in charge of the Victorian police when shots were fired on waterfront-

Mr SPEAKER - Order ! I cannot allow a question of that nature. The honorable member knows perfectly well who the individual is, and the purpose of his question is quite apparent.

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