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     7   ELECTION OF DEPUTY SPEAKER

Dr Webster moved—That Mr Drum be elected Deputy Speaker of this House, which motion was seconded by Mr Hogan.

Mr Burke moved—That Mr L. S. O’Brien be elected Deputy Speaker of this House, which motion was seconded by Mr M. C. Butler.

There being no further proposal—

The House proceeded to ballot; and the ballot being concluded, the Speaker reported the result, as follows:

Mr Drum...................... 67 votes

Mr L. S. O’Brien........... 75 votes

Mr L. S. O’Brien was thereupon declared elected as Deputy Speaker.

Mr L. S. O’Brien made his acknowledgement to the House.

Mr Morrison (Prime Minister), Mr Albanese (Leader of the Opposition) and Mr McCormack (Leader of The Nationals) congratulated Mr L. S. O’Brien.