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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked-

Member named and suspended: The Acting Speaker named the honourable Member for North Sydney (Mr Spender) for defying the Chair.

Mr Beazley (Leader of the House) moved-That the honourable Member for North Sydney be suspended from the service of the House.

Question-put.

The House divided (the Acting Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 77

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bilney
Mr BlanchardDr BlewettMr BowenMr Campbell
Mr CharlesDr CharlesworthMr Chynoweth Mr Cleeland
Mr CohenMr CourticeMs CrawfordMr Cross
Mr Cunningham* Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr Duffy
Mr DuncanMs FatinMr FitzgibbonMr Free
Mr GaylerMr GearMr GormanMr Grace
Mr GriffithsMr HandMrs HarveyMr Hawke
Mr HoldingMr HoweMr HumphreysMrs Jakobsen
Mr JenkinsMr JohnsMr JonesMr Keating
Mrs KellyMr KentMr KerinMr Kerr
Dr KlugmanMr Lamb*Mr LangmoreMr Lavarch
Mr LeeMr Lindsay Ms McHughMr Martin
Mr MildrenMr MiltonMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. Morris
Mr MountfordMr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr SaundersonMr SawfordMr Scholes
Mr SciaccaMr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr Simmons
Mr SnowMr SnowdonMr StaplesDr Theophanous
Mr TicknerMr UrenMr WestMr Willis
Mr Wright

NOES, 58

Mr AdermannMr AldredMr Andrew*Mr Beale
Mr BluntMr Braithwaite Mr N. A. BrownMr Burr
Mr CadmanMr E. C. CameronMr I. M. D. Cameron Mr Carlton
Mr ConnollyMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. Edwards Mr FifeMr T. A. FischerMr P. S. Fisher
Mr GoodluckMr HallMr HalversonMr Hawker
Dr HewsonMr Hicks*Mr HowardMr Hunt
Mr Jull Mr LloydMr McArthurMr McGauran
Mr MacKellarMr MacpheeMr Millar Mr Moore
Mr NehlMr PeacockMr PorterMr Pratt
Mr ProsserMr Reith Mr RobinsonMr Rocher
Mr RuddockMr ShackMr ShiptonMr Sinclair
Mr SmithMr SpenderMrs SullivanMr Taylor
Mr TuckeyMr WebsterMr WhiteMr Wilson
Dr WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The honourable Member was, therefore, suspended at 2.48 p.m. for 24 hours under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Suspension of standing and sessional orders-Motion of want of confidence in Acting Speaker: Mr Sinclair (Leader of the National Party of Australia) moved-That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Leader of the National Party of Australia moving forthwith that the Acting Speaker no longer enjoys the confidence of this House.

Question-put and passed, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

Acting Speaker-Motion of want of confidence: Mr Sinclair moved-That the Acting Speaker no longer enjoys the confidence of the House.

Debate ensued.

Closure: Mr Beazley moved-That the question be now put.

Question-That the question be now put-put.

The House divided (the Acting Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 72

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bilney
Mr BlanchardMr Bowen Mr CampbellMr Charles
Dr CharlesworthMr ChynowethMr CleelandMr Cohen
Mr CourticeMs CrawfordMr CrossMr Cunningham*
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Ms FatinMr FitzgibbonMr FreeMr Gayler
Mr GearMr GormanMr GraceMr Griffiths
Mr HandMrs HarveyMr HoldingMr Howe
Mrs JakobsenMr JenkinsMr JohnsMr Keating
Mr KentMr KerinMr KerrDr Klugman
Mr Lamb*Mr LangmoreMr Lavarch Mr Lee
Mr LindsayMs McHughMr MartinMr Mildren
Mr MiltonMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. MorrisMr Mountford
Mr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price Mr Punch
Mr SaundersonMr SawfordMr ScholesMr Sciacca
Mr J. L. ScottMr L. J. ScottMr SimmonsMr Snow
Mr SnowdonMr StaplesDr TheophanousMr Tickner
Mr UrenMr WestMr WillisMr Wright

NOES, 55

Mr AdermannMr AldredMr Andrew*Mr Beale
Mr BluntMr Braithwaite Mr N. A. BrownMr Burr
Mr CadmanMr E. C. CameronMr I. M. D. Cameron Mr Carlton
Mr ConnollyMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. Edwards Mr FifeMr T. A. FischerMr P. S. Fisher
Mr GoodluckMr HallMr HalversonMr Hawker
Dr HewsonMr Hicks*Mr HuntMr Jull
Mr Lloyd Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MacKellar
Mr MacpheeMr MooreMr NehlMr Peacock
Mr PorterMr PrattMr ProsserMr Reith
Mr RobinsonMr RocherMr RuddockMr Shack
Mr ShiptonMr SinclairMr SmithMrs Sullivan
Mr TaylorMr TuckeyMr WebsterMr White
Mr WilsonDr WoodsDr Wooldridge

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

And the question-That the motion be agreed to-being accordingly put-

The House divided (the Acting Speaker, Mr McLeay, in the Chair)

AYES, 54

Mr AdermannMr AldredMr Andrew*Mr Beale
Mr BluntMr Braithwaite Mr N. A. BrownMr Burr
Mr CadmanMr E. C. CameronMr I. M. D. Cameron Mr Carlton
Mr ConnollyMr CowanMr DobieMr Downer
Dr H. R. Edwards Mr FifeMr T. A. FischerMr P. S. Fisher
Mr GoodluckMr HallMr HalversonMr Hawker
Dr HewsonMr Hicks*Mr HuntMr Jull
Mr Lloyd Mr McArthurMr McGauranMr MacKellar
Mr MacpheeMr MooreMr NehlMr Peacock
Mr PorterMr PrattMr ProsserMr Reith
Mr RocherMr RuddockMr ShackMr Shipton
Mr SinclairMr SmithMrs SullivanMr Taylor
Mr TuckeyMr WebsterMr WhiteMr Wilson
Dr WoodsDr Wooldridge

NOES, 73

Mr BaldwinMr BeazleyMr BeddallMr Bilney
Mr BlanchardMr Bowen Mr CampbellMr Charles
Dr CharlesworthMr ChynowethMr CleelandMr Cohen
Mr CourticeMs CrawfordMr CrossMr Cunningham*
Mr DawkinsMr DuboisMr DuffyMr Duncan
Ms FatinMr FitzgibbonMr FreeMr Gayler
Mr GearMr GormanMr GraceMr Griffiths
Mr HandMrs HarveyMr Hawke Mr Holding
Mr HoweMrs JakobsenMr JenkinsMr Johns
Mr KeatingMr KentMr KerinMr Kerr
Dr KlugmanMr Lamb*Mr LangmoreMr Lavarch
Mr LeeMr LindsayMs McHughMr Martin
Mr MildrenMr MiltonMr A. A. MorrisMr P. F. Morris
Mr MountfordMr O'KeefeMr O'NeilMr Price
Mr PunchMr SaundersonMr SawfordMr Scholes
Mr SciaccaMr J. L. Scott Mr L. J. ScottMr Simmons
Mr SnowMr SnowdonMr StaplesDr Theophanous
Mr TicknerMr UrenMr WestMr Willis
Mr Wright

* Tellers

And so it was negatived.

Questions without notice concluded.