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Tuesday, 8 November 1938

Mr SPEAKER - I insist that honorable members remain silent.

Mr Lyons - On every occasion when I have asked for leave to make a statement, the Opposition has demanded that I should mention the matter on which J desired to speak.

Mr SPEAKER - Leave may be refused. Is there any objection to the Acting Leader of the Opposition being granted leave to make a statement?

Mr Lyons - Yes.

Honorable members of the Opposition interjecting.

Mr SPEAKER - The Acting Leader of the Opposition may, if he wishes, mention the matter to which he desires to refer, but the House has the right to refuse leave.

Mr FORDE - I desire to speak concerning the reconstruction of the Cabinet and the statements made subsequently regarding it.

Mr Lyons - As that is a matter solely for the Cabinet, I object to the granting of leave.

Mr FORDE - The Opposition allowed the Prime Minister to make a statement.

Leave not given.

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