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Wednesday, 24 August 1983
Page: 228

Mr HODGMAN(10.07) —So that it is on the record could I inquire why this course is being taken?

Mr Lionel Bowen —We want the Bill passed this evening.

Mr HODGMAN —Obviously the Leader of the House wants the Bill passed this evening . A few minutes ago we were discussing how long the debate would be proceeding for. I am putting this on the record so that there is no misunderstanding. I do not suspect the Minister's motives but I am wondering why it is that at approximately 10 past 10 tonight the Government brings in a motion to suspend Standing Orders in relation to a sessional order which was agreed to only yesterday. I ask the Leader to come clean and to tell the House what it is all about.