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Thursday, 29 November 1973
Page: 2318

The PRESIDENT - Order! I must put the second motion first. The question is that the question be now put. Those of that opinion say 'aye ', to the contrary 'no'. I think the ayes have it.

Senator Wright - No.

The PRESIDENT - I only hear one 'no'. The ayes have it.

Senator Wright - The noes have it.

The PRESIDENT - One 'no' is all I hear. The question is agreed to.

Senator Wright - I rise to a point of order. Distinctly, there were 3 noes.

The PRESIDENT - You called for a division?

Senator Wright - I certainly called for that very purpose.

The PRESIDENT - For a division?

Senator Wright - Yes.

The PRESIDENT -Well, 2 must call for a division. I did not hear that so I declared the motion carried.

Senator Wood - I called for a division.

The PRESIDENT - All right. Senator Wood claims that he called for a division so the Senate will divide, Ring the bells.

Question put:

That the question be now put.

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