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Tuesday, 9 March 1971
Page: 694

Dr J F Cairns (LALOR, VICTORIA) - I ask (he Minister for Trade and Industry a question. Has he noticed that since 21 October-

Mr Whitlam - 1 take a point of order. Mr Speaker, 1 direct your attention to standing order 110. I have given notice of a motion of no confidence in the Government. That being so, it will take precedence over all other business. The traditional procedure is for a Minister to move the adjournment of the House so that tomorrow this matter can have priority.

Mr SPEAKER -Order! What the Leader of the Opposition said is true but, so far as the Chair is concerned, the motion has not been accepted as such.

Mr Gorton - Mr Speaker, I thought that the Leader of the Opposition had given notice that he would move a motion tomorrow. When he moves that motion - and he has not done so yet - the Government clearly wilt accept it as a motion.

Mr Whitlam - That is ali right.

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