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Wednesday, 6 November 1946

The Clerk - Paragraphf of Standing Order 7 provides that when two or more nominations for the position of Speaker are before the House, and debate takes place, the Prime Minister may at any time move that the question be put. The standing order then provides as follows : -

Upon the carrying of the Question " That the Question be now put", or upon the cessation of the debate otherwise, the election shall be proceeded with as provided in this Standing Order.

In accordance with the Standing Orders the bells will be rung and ballot-papers will be distributed to honorable members, each of whom will mark upon the paper handed to him the name of the candidate he desires to have elected.



Question so resolved in the affirmative.

The bells having been rung and a ballot having been taken,

The Clerk - I have to announce the result of the ballot as follows: - Mr. Rosevear, 44 votes; Mr. McDonald, 29 votes. As the honorable member for Dalley has secured a majority of the votes of the members present, he is elected to the position of Speaker of this House.

Members of the House then calling Mr. Rosevear to the chair, he was taken out of his place by Mr. Mulcahy and Mr. Hadley and conducted to the Chair.

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