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Thursday, 8 September 1949

Debate resumed from the 24th February (vide page 661; volume 201), on motion by Mr. Harrison -

That this Househas no further confidence in Mr. Deputy Speaker on the grounds -

(a)   That in the discharge of his duties he has revealed serious partiality in favour of Government members;

(b   ) That he regards himself merely as the instrument of the Labour party and not as the custodian of the rights and privileges of elected members of this Parliament;

(c)   That he constantly fails to interpret correctly the Standing Orders of the House; and

(d)   Of gross incompetency in his administration of parliamentary procedure.

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