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Thursday, 24 March 1966

Mr SPEAKER - Order! I ask the Prime Minister to resume his seat. I point out to honorable members that question time is for the purpose of obtaining information. There have been isolated cases of honorable members continually interjecting and interrupting a Minister in his reply and encouraging him to make a long reply. Interjections are out of order.

Mr HAROLD HOLT - There is no distinction in relation to the number of members in any family. The rules relating to the ballot apply according to the age group specified. There is provision for application for deferment in the case of exceptional hardship which can be demonstrated to the satisfaction of an examining magistrate.

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