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Thursday, 13 April 1961

Mr SPEAKER - Order! I think that the Deputy Leader of the Opposition is now entering into a great deal of comment.

Mr WHITLAM - I was speaking of the bill which is at present on the notice-paper and not of the motion of which the Minister for the Interior has just given notice.

Mr SPEAKER - At question time, some latitude is allowed to those honorable members who sit at the table. I do not think that that latitude should be abused. Their questions should be kept within reason and close to the requirements of the Standing Orders. I feel that the Deputy Leader of the Opposition is now intruding debate into his question.

Mr WHITLAM - May I finish, Sir? I was dealing purely with the bill and not with the motion of which notice has been given. I was asking whether the Minister for the Interior would acknowledge the damage which could be done to us all if the bill at present on the notice-paper-

Mr SPEAKER -Order! I ask the honorable gentleman to direct his question.

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