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someone else accidentally overhears it and calls it to order? Can I get your guidance on that, please?

MADAM SPEAKER: I would suggest—

Mr Gentleman: On the point of order—

MADAM SPEAKER: No, please sit down. I would suggest that side comments are one thing. Side comments that are heard by others, that use language that would not be acceptable in this place, will not be tolerated. Do you have more on that, Mr Gentleman?

Mr Gentleman: Yes, Madam Speaker. Ms Lee and Mr Hanson have just stood and reflected on your decision during this process—

Ms Lee: No, we asked for guidance.

Mr Gentleman: and there is a process for doing that, Madam Speaker. There is a motion that can be moved. I think it is unparliamentary for people to stand and reflect on your decision.

Mr Hanson: That is not a point of order.


Ms Lee: On that point of order, Madam Speaker—

MADAM SPEAKER: I will hear you, but I think I know what you are going to say—that you were just seeking guidance.

Ms Lee: Yes, and we clearly made that point—


Ms Lee: both Mr Hanson and me. That is done very frequently, including from the other side.


Ms Lee: If they are going to be pulling that up and dissenting from your ruling, I will be very interested to see where that goes.

MADAM SPEAKER: Thank you. I will go back. The only thing that will stand in this is that Mr Hanson is warned because I did ask him to sit, so that I could speak to some of his commentary. He did not; so that will stand. I will ask members to reflect on behaviour, to have respect and regard. This is a serious debate. Clearly, there are impassioned thoughts on both sides. But let us continue with some level of decorum and regard.

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