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Wednesday, 10 October 1984
Page: 2026


Mr CONNOLLY —Mr Speaker, I seek to make a personal explanation.


Mr SPEAKER —Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?


Mr CONNOLLY —Yes.


Mr SPEAKER —I will allow the honourable member to proceed.


Mr CONNOLLY —Thank you, Mr Speaker. During Question Time today I asked the Minister for Trade (Mr Lionel Bowen) a question about social security and trade agreements with Italy, and he responded by alleging that I was suggesting that there is a link between the two agreements. I emphasise to the House that I did not make that allegation. What I asked the Minister was whether his advisers had suggested that such a link should be the basis of negotiations. He failed to answer that question. Unless he tables the correspondence of negotiations-I will not withdraw--


Mr SPEAKER —Order! The honourable member has gone beyond the scope of a personal explanation.