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Thursday, 8 September 1949

Mr BEALE - Yes. It is worth while directing the attention of the House to the circumstances of my own misfortune, if I may put it that way. I mention them because they have not been mentioned so far in this debate. The House had passed on to certain other business. That is not unimportant. It was not the business in respect of which the previous ejections had taken place. I refer honorable members to page 3129 of Hansard for the 17th November, 1948. When the House had passed on to other business, I said -

I rise to order.

Mr. Deputy Speakersaid ;

What is the point of order?

Up to that stage, both Mr. Deputy Speaker and I were, of course, acting in accordance with Standing Order 283, which states -

Any Member may rise to speak " to order" . . . and with Standing Order 286, which states -

Upon a Question of Order being raised the Member willed to order shall resume his seat, and after the Question of Order has been stated to the Speaker by the Member rising to the Question of Order, the Speaker shall give his ruling . . .

When Mr. Deputy Speaker asked me to state my point of order, I said -

I desire to take a point of order under Stand ing Orders 283 and 286. It relates to the incident in the House a little while ago.

This interesting passage then occurred -

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