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PROPOSED DISCUSSION OF MATTER OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE—PUBLIC HOSPITAL FUNDING

The House was informed that Mr Lee had proposed that a definite matter of public importance be submitted to the House for discussion, namely, "The widespread community concern about the federal Government[quot ]s inadequate funding of public hospitals".

The proposed discussion having received the necessary support—

Mr Lee rising to address the House—

Mr Reith (Leader of the House) moved—That the business of the day be called on.

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr Sinclair, in the Chair)—

AYES, 79

Mr AbbottMr DownerMr LiebermanMr Scott
Mr J. N. AndrewMrs ElsonMr LindsayMr Sharp
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr EntschMr LloydMr Slipper*
Mr AnthonyMr R. D. C. EvansMr McArthur*Mr A. C. Smith
Mrs BaileyMr FaheyMr McDougallMr W. L. Smith
Mr R. C. BaldwinMr ForrestMr MarekDr Southcott
Mr BarresiMrs GallusMr MilesMrs Stone
Mr BartlettMs GambaroMr MooreMrs Sullivan
Mr BillsonMrs GashMr MutchMr Taylor
Mrs BishopMr GeorgiouMr NairnMr A. P. Thomson
Mr BroadbentMr HardgraveMr NehlMr Truss
Mr BroughMr HawkerDr NelsonMr Tuckey
Mr CadmanMr Hicks*Mr NevilleMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr E. H. CameronMr HockeyMr NugentMrs D. S. Vale
Mr R. A. CameronMrs JohnstonMr PyneMr Wakelin
Mr CausleyMr JullMr RandallMrs West
Mr CharlesMr KatterMr ReidMr Williams
Mr CobbMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithDr Wooldridge
Mr CostelloMiss J. M. KellyMr RonaldsonMs Worth
Mr DondasDr KempMr Ruddock

NOES, 45

Mr AdamsMr L. D. T. FergusonDr LawrenceMr Quick
Mr AlbaneseMr M. J. FergusonMr LeeMr Sawford*
Mr P. J. BaldwinMr FitzgibbonMr McClellandMr Sercombe
Mr BeddallMr E. L. Grace*Ms MacklinMr S. F. Smith
Mr BreretonMr Griffin*Mr McLeayMr Tanner
Mr BrownMr HattonMr MartinDr Theophanous
Mr CreanMr HoldingMr MelhamMr K. J. Thomson
Mrs CrosioMr HollisMr A. A. MorrisMr Willis
Mr DargavelMr JenkinsMr MossfieldMr Wilton
Ms EllisMr JonesMr O[quot ]Connor
Mr G. J. EvansMr KerrMr O[quot ]Keefe
Mr M. J. EvansMr LathamMr Price

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.