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Thursday, 5 April 1973
Page: 1147

Mr Deputy Speaker (Mr Lucock) - It has been the practice in this House that a general statement cannot be regarded as offensive. Only a statement referring to a particular individual in the House can be claimed to be offensive. Therefore, there is no substance in the point of order.

Mr Daly - Is that the man who moved this motion?

Mr CHARLES JONES - That is the man who moved the motion we are debating at the moment. What was his ruling on 23rd April 1969? Does he want me to repeat it to show what humbugs he and members of his party are, because Hansard sets out what they did when they had-

Mr Jarman - I rise to order. Is it not unparliamentary to call an honourable member of this Parliament a humbug? Is it not just as unparliamentary as the words that were used this morning?

Mr SPEAKER - Order! There is no point of order. The time allowed for debate has expired.

Question put:

That the motion (Mr Lucock's) be agreed to.

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