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Friday, 24 August 1923


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Mr Bayley (OXLEY, QUEENSLAND) - Order! The honorable member is not in order in using that term, and must withdraw it.


Mr C RILEY (COOK, NEW SOUTH WALES) - I said it, and I mean it.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable member must resume his seat.


Mr Mahony - I rise to a point of order. I desire to know by what authority you order the honorable member for Cook to resume his seat.


Mr Charlton - I understand that the honorable member for Cook has not concluded the remarks he wishes to make. If he said anything that was unparliamentary, the proper thing to do was to ask him to withdraw it; not to order him to resume his seat.

The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.The honorable member for Cook used a certain term, which was not in keeping with the dignity of the Committee.


Mr Charlton - Ho should he allowed to withdraw it.

Tho TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN.lb was because he refused to withdraw the expression that I called upon him to resume his seat.


Mr Charlton - I contend, sir, in tins matter, that if the honorable member refused to withdraw an unparliamentary expression at,your request, you should report him to the House, you should nob ask him to resume his seat. You should bear in mind that the honorable member for Cook is a young member, and I am sure it will be generally admitted that he has conducted himself well as a member of this Parliament.

There could be no more severe censure on an honorable member than to order him to resume his seat.







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