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Wednesday, 19 April 1972
Page: 1826


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -The amendment proposed by the honourable member for Macquarie is as follws: 49a - Unless otherwise ordered, at 11 o'clock p.m. on Tuesday and at 10.30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday the Speaker shall propose the question - That the House do now adjourn - which question shall be open to debate; if the House be in committee at that hour, the Chairman shall report progress and upon such report being made the Speaker shall forthwith propose the question - That the House do now adjourn - which question shall be open to debate.

Provided that:

(a)   if a division be in progress at the time of interruption such division shall be completed and the result announced,

(b)   if, on the question - That the House do now adjourn - being proposed, a Minister requires the question to be put forthwith without debate, the Speaker shall forthwith put the question,

(c)   nothing in this order shall operate to prevent a motion for the adjournment of the House being moved by a Minister at an earlier hour,

(d)   any business under discussion and not disposed of at the time of the adjournment shall be set down on the Notice Paper for the next sitting, and

(e)   if the question - That the House do now adjourn - is negatived, the House shall resume the proceedings at the point at which they had been interrupted.

Provided further that if, at twelve o'clock midnight, the question before the House is - That the House do now adjourn - the Speaker shall forthwith adjourn the House until die time of its next meeting.

The question now is:

Thai the amendment to the amendment be agreed to.


Mr Daly - I second the motion and reserve my right to speak.


Mr Chipp - 1 ask for the indulgence of of the House for about 30 seconds without exercising my right to speak. I wish to remove some confusion. The honourable member for Mallee has suggested something that I think is almost identical with the terms of the amendment proposed by the honourable member for Macquarie, except that the honourable member for Macquarie has not included in his motion that there is an understanding that on the Tuesday night there should be no adjournment debate. I know it is difficult to read these points into motions, but perhaps the honourable member for Grayndler when he exercises his right to speak could mention that point so that there will be a record of the understanding. I am not canvassing the motion now, but I thought it might be useful to the House to have it discussed in that way.







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