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Wednesday, 11 September 1991


MR SPEAKER (Mr Prowse) took the chair at 10.30 am and read the prayer.


Debate resumed from 13 February 1991, on motion by Mr Stevenson:

That this Bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SPEAKER: I call Mr Berry.

Mr Berry: I think Mr Collaery has the call.

MR SPEAKER: Mr Collaery has the call; but he does not have to take the call if he does not wish to.

Mr Berry: Does he want the call or not?

Mr Collaery: I do not want the call yet, Mr Speaker. I want to hear from the major parties.

Mrs Grassby: You adjourned it; you have to take it.

Mr Collaery: Mr Speaker, I am not obliged to take the call yet. I think the major parties can offer their contribution to the debate.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Mr Stevenson can take the call or I can put the question.

DR KINLOCH (10.32): I am happy to take the call. I move:

That the debate be now adjourned.

MR SPEAKER: The question is: That the debate be now adjourned.

Mr Berry: Come on, speak to it, Hector. Tell us what you are up to.

DR KINLOCH: Am I allowed to speak to it?

Mr Berry: Of course you are.

DR KINLOCH: It is very simple, Mr Speaker. Mrs Nolan is not here. We do not have a full complement - - -

MR SPEAKER: Order, Dr Kinloch! I must put the question. The situation is that the question must now be put, without debate.

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