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Wednesday, 27 October 1971
Page: 2579


Mr FOSTER (Sturt) - I wish to make a personal explanation.


Mr ACTING SPEAKER -Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?


Mr FOSTER - Yes, many times, and I take a point on this issue. 1 appreciate, Mr Acting Speaker, that you were not abie to be in the chamber during the debate on this matter, but a question was asked this afternoon dealing with an amount of money which is likely to go to Dalgety's as a result of the measure that was debated in this House. I claim to have been misrepresented on the basis that I raised this matter with the Prime Minister about a week before the introduction of the Bill. 1 will come to my point, Mr Acting Speaker, if you are getting a little anxious. The Prime Minister refused to answer the question. It was then taken up by his colleague the Minister for Primary Industry, but he was unable to inform this House whether my allegation was true. Tt is true.


Mr ACTING SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member for Sturt will resume his seat.


Mr Armitage - You are out of order.


Mr FOSTER - Who is out of order?


Mr ACTING SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member for Sturt will resume his seat.


Mr FOSTER - Thank you for telling me.


Mr ACTING SPEAKER -I suggest that the honourable member for Sturt recognise the Standing Orders of this House.


Mr FOSTER - I have done so.


Mr ACTING SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member for Sturt has made his personal explanation and is now seeking to debate the subject matter. He has gone beyond the bounds of a personal explanation.







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