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QUESTIONS

Questions without notice being asked—

Paper: Mr Anderson (Minister for Primary Industries and Energy) presented the following paper:

Salmon imports—Canada seeks WTO panel on Australian ban on imports of uncooked salmon—Copy of news release issued by the Government of Canada, 5 March 1997.

Questions without notice continuing—

Member named and suspended: The Speaker named the Member for Batman (Mr M. J. Ferguson) for refusing to resume his seat when directed to do so by the Chair.

Mr Reith (Leader of the House) moved—That the Member for Batman be suspended from the service of the House.

Question—put.

The House divided (the Speaker, Mr Halverson, in the Chair)—

AYES, 88

Mr AbbottMr EntschDr KempMr Ronaldson
Mr AndersonMr R. D. C. EvansMr LindsayMr Ruddock
Mr J. N. AndrewMr FaheyMr LloydMr Scott
Mr K. J. AndrewsMr FilingMr McArthur*Mr Sharp
Mr AnthonyMr ForrestMr McDougallMr Sinclair
Mrs BaileyMrs GallusMr McGauranMr Slipper
Mr R. C. BaldwinMs GambaroMr McLachlanMr A. C. Smith
Mr BarresiMrs GashMr MarekMr W. L. Smith
Mr BartlettMr GeorgiouMr MilesMr Somlyay
Mr BillsonMrs E. J. GraceMr MooreDr Southcott
Mrs BishopMs HansonMr MutchMrs Stone
Mr CadmanMr HardgraveMr NairnMrs Sullivan
Mr E. H. CameronMr HawkerMr NehlMr Taylor
Mr R. A. CameronMr Hicks*Dr NelsonMr A. P. Thomson
Mr CausleyMr HockeyMr NevilleMr Truss
Mr CharlesMr HowardMr NugentMr Tuckey
Mr CobbMs JeanesMr ProsserMr M. A. J. Vaile
Mr CostelloMrs JohnstonMr PyneMs D. S. Vale
Mr DondasMr JullMr RandallMrs West
Mr DownerMr KatterMr ReidMr Williams
Mrs DraperMrs D. M. KellyMr ReithDr Wooldridge
Mrs ElsonMiss J. M. KellyMr RocherMr Zammit

NOES, 49

Mr AdamsMr M. J. EvansDr LawrenceMr Price
Mr AlbaneseMr L. D. T. FergusonMr LeeMr Quick
Mr P. J. BaldwinMr M. J. FergusonMr McClellandMr Sawford*
Mr BeazleyMr FitzgibbonMs MacklinMr Sercombe
Mr BeddallMr E. L. Grace*Mr McLeayMr S. F. Smith
Mr BevisMr GriffinMr McMullanMr Tanner
Mr BreretonMr HattonMr MartinDr Theophanous
Mr BrownMr HoldingMr MelhamMr K. J. Thomson
Mr CreanMr HollisMr A. A. MorrisMr Willis
Mrs CrosioMr JenkinsMr P. F. MorrisMr Wilton
Mr DargavelMr JonesMr Mossfield
Ms EllisMr KerrMr O[quot ]Connor
Mr G. J. EvansMr LathamMr O[quot ]Keefe

* Tellers

And so it was resolved in the affirmative.

The Member was, therefore, suspended at 3.14 p.m. for 24 hours under standing order 305, and he accordingly withdrew from the Chamber.

Questions without notice continued.