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Tuesday, 26 February 1980
Page: 388

Mr SPEAKER - Is the honourable member for Shortland taking a point of order?

Mr Morris - I rose to enter the debate.

Mr SPEAKER - I cannot call the honourable gentleman because a motion was moved that the Minister be no longer heard. That was negatived and the Minister, therefore, still has the call. I call the Leader of the House.

Mr VINER - Mr Speaker-

Mr Morris - I take a point of order. Mr Speaker, I thought you were going to give the call to this side of the House. That is why I rose. I want to seek your guidance because of the time involved. The time for the discussion on the suspension of Standing Orders, as I understand it, expires at 10.40 p.m., in one minute 's time.

Mr SPEAKER -That is correct.

Mr Morris - For that reason I seek your guidance. Should not the call come to this side of the House?

Mr SPEAKER -No. The honourable member for Shortland, I think, does not follow the procedures that have occurred. The Minister was called and he commenced to speak. The honourable member for Adelaide (Mr Hurford) moved that he be no longer heard. The question went to a division. The question was resolved in the negative. The consequence is that the Minister still has the call- until now. He no longer has the call because the time for the debate has expired.

Question resolved in the negative.

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