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Thursday, 6 December 1973
Page: 4443

Mr McVEIGH (Darling Downs) - Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

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

Mr McVEIGH - Yes. I assure the honourable member for Lilley (Mr Doyle) that I have read the White Paper on the Australian health insurance program on numerous occasions. I wonder whether this was a wise move, in view of the fact that today honourable members received in the mail a letter indicating and admitting that there are errors in the White Paper-

Mr SPEAKER - Order! I am concerned about where the honourable gentleman was misrepresented by the honourable member for Lilley.

Mr McVEIGH - I was misrepresented insofar as the honourable member said that I had not read the White Paper. I am assuring the House that I have read it on numerous occasions, although I doubt the wisdom of reading it, because it is admitted publicly that it contains errors-

Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable gentleman is debating the subject matter of the White Paper. He is out of order.

Mr McVEIGH - Before I sit down, with your indulgence, Mr Speaker, I wish to make one quick point.

Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member may only state where he has been misrepresented.

Mr McVEIGH - On behalf of the Australian Country Party and the Liberal Party, I ask whether the Minister for Social Security (Mr Hayden) will withdraw the advertisements appearing in the Press, offering the White Paper for sale, until it is corrected-

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The honourable gentleman is out of order.

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