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Tuesday, 23 October 1973
Page: 2530

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! The honourable gentleman is as aware as I am that arrangements made outside the House-

Mr McMahon - It was not made outside; it was made inside the House.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER - or inside the House have nothing to do with the Chair. The Chair has to comply with the Standing Orders and the Standing Orders provide that a motion that the question be now put may be moved at any time. It has been moved and I must put the question.

Mr McMahon - Again, I should like you to hear what I have to say.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! It is not a matter of my wanting to hear what you have to say. The closure has been moved-

Mr McMahon - You are stifling debate.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER - Order! I am not stifling debate, I am carrying out the Standing Orders of the House. I would ask the right honourable gentleman to resume his seat. There is no substance in his point of order. He has risen on a point which can be raised at an appropriate time. The question is.

Mr Giles - On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER - I call the honourable member for Angas.

Mr McMahon - Could I again raise another point involving the integrity.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER - Order! I have called the honourable member for Angas who is taking a point of order.

Mr Giles - On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker, I appeal to the Leader of the House. As the Minister has been so rough on the right honourable member for Lowe he should in all fairness be allowed to reply.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER - Order! The honourable gentleman will resume his seat. That is not a point of order and he is well aware of it.

Question put:

That the question be now put.

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