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Friday, 6 December 1935

Senator COLLINGS (Queensland) . - I desire to make a personal explanation. I have always understood that, while the bells are ringing, the chamber doors remain unlocked. While the bells were ringing, I attempted to enter the chamber to record my vote in support of the Dairy Produce Export Control Bill, but found the doors locked. Is it not possible to arrange for the bells to cease ringing simultaneously with the locking of the doors?

The PRESIDENT (Senator the Hon. P. J. Lynch) . - The Standing Orders provide that the bells shall be rung for two minutes prior to taking a decision. If the honorable senator was unable to record his vote for the reason stated, it was obviously his own fault.

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