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Monday, 15 October 1973
Page: 2111


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! The question now is 'That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would enable the second reading of the debate on the Postal Charges Bill being resumed*. Those of that opinion say 'aye'; to the contrary 'no*. I think the 'noes' have it.


Mr Sinclair - The 'ayes' have it.


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Is a division required?


Mr Sinclair - Yes.


Mr Ian Robinson (COWPER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Mr Deputy Speaker-


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER - Ring the bells. {The bells being rung)


Mr Ian Robinson (COWPER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - Mr Deputy Speaker, you have called for a division and you have named the wrong Bill. You used the words Postal Charges'. The Bill before the House is the -


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER -Order! I acknowledge the point of order. The motion moved by the Deputy Leader of the Country Party was that so much of the Standing Orders -


Mr Ian Robinson (COWPER, NEW SOUTH WALES) - In other words, you can withdraw a mistake but no one else is permitted to do so.


Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER - That is quite correct. The motion is:

That so much of the Standing Orders be suspended as would prohibit the re-committal of this Bill and so enable the second reading debate to continue.







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