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Thursday, 14 October 1971
Page: 2353

Mr SPEAKER -Order! The honourable member has not sought leave to make a statement. He is speaking with the indulgence of the Chair at this stage, and he has asked the Minister representing the Minister for Civil Aviation a question.

Mr Charles Jones - 1 am just trying to elaborate on it, Mr Speaker. I thank you for your indulgence. At the same time, these reports are of great importance and I believe that honourable members should be given the opportunity to debate them. This could have been one of the worst fatalities

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The honourable member has asked the Minister a question.

Mr Charles Jones - Then I seek leave to make a brief statement. I do not want to debate the report at this stage?

Mr Swartz - I seek leave to respond to the question that has been asked.

Mr SPEAKER -Is leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted.

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