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Thursday, 22 May 1980
Page: 3049

Mr JAMES (Hunter) -Ian McCahon Sinclair, the right honourable member for New England, was elected to this Parliament-

Mr SPEAKER - Has the honourable member a notice of motion?

Mr JAMES - Yes.

Mr SPEAKER -The form in which the honourable gentleman is proceeding is in the nature of a statement. A notice of motion needs to be in a proposition form.

Mr JAMES - I could submit it in that form after I disclose my statement to the House.

Mr SPEAKER - I am not sure that the honourable gentleman understands what I have said to him. I have heard him commence what purports to be a notice and it commences with a statement. A statement is not capable of being a notice of motion. A motion must be in a proposition form.

Mr JAMES -I give notice:

That this House show respect to Ian McCahon Sinclair, the right honourable member for New England, who was elected to this Parliament in 1963. He was first appointed as a Minister in 1965. He held several ministerial posts and served on many parliamentary delegations. He was appointed a member of Her Majesty's Privy Council in January -

Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable gentleman will resume his seat. The honourable gentleman is purporting to give a notice of motion but is, in fact, making a statement. If he Cares to show me the notice of motion that he proposes, I will read it to see whether it is in order. If it is in order, I will call him again. In the meantime, I will proceed with the business of the House.

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