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   17   ELECTION OF DEPUTY SPEAKER AND SECOND DEPUTY SPEAKER

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

Mr Watts moved—That Mr R. G. Mitchell be elected Deputy Speaker of this House, which motion was seconded by Ms Ryan.

There being no further proposal—

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

Mr Hogan......................... 78 votes

Mr R. G. Mitchell.............. 69 votes

Mr Hogan was thereupon declared elected as Deputy Speaker and Mr R. G. Mitchell was declared elected as Second Deputy Speaker.

The Speaker congratulated Mr Hogan and Mr R. G. Mitchell.