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Thursday, 24 May 1973
Page: 2598

Mr SPEAKER - The question is that the motion for the suspension of standing orders be now put.

Mr Wentworth - No - that the question be now put.

Mr Lynch - Mr Speaker, do I understand that the Government will not allow-

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The motion now before the chair is that the question be now put.

Mr Lynch - Mr Speaker, I protest at the procedures which the Leader of the House is injecting into this House. It is totally intolerable that the Opposition should not have an opportunity to put a point of view on a procedural motion which the Leader of the House has moved. I ask the Leader of the House whether he is not prepared to provide the Opposition with even a few moments to deal effectively with the procedural motion he has brought down.

Dr Jenkins - I raise a point of order. Is a debate allowed on the motion that the question be put?

Mr Lynch -I protest at the gross misrepresentations which have been made concerning the honourable member for Mackellar.

Mr SPEAKER - Order! The Standing Orders were not properly carried out by the Leader of the House. The Leader of the House should have waited until I announced the motion before the Chair before he moved that the question be now put.

Mr Lynch - I have the call, Mr Speaker.

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