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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 5 Hansard (15 May) . . Page.. 1295 ..

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, that is not a point of order.

MR SPEAKER: You do not need leave to do that.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, the motion should be put, and if Mrs Carnell then wants to table the letters it will be a matter of record.

Mr De Domenico: Play politics again. Go on, play politics. How petty can you get?

Mr Berry: No; I want the motion put.

MR SPEAKER: I will put the motion. The question is: That the motion for the suspension of standing orders be agreed to.

A vote having been called for and the bells having been rung -

Mr Moore: Mr Speaker, I seek clarification. Has the Chief Minister tabled a letter or has she not tabled a letter?

Mrs Carnell: I think I have.

Mr Moore: I am not asking you; I am asking the Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: I am advised by the Clerk that, whilst the Chief Minister wants to table, she has not had the opportunity yet because we have to get this motion out of the way first. Is that clear?

Mr Moore: Thank you, Mr Speaker. That does make a difference.

Question put:

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

The Assembly voted -

AYES, 10	 NOES, 7

Mr Berry	Mrs Carnell
Ms Follett	Mr Cornwell
Ms Horodny	Mr De Domenico
Ms McRae	Mr Hird
Mr Moore	Mr Humphries
Mr Osborne	Mr Kaine
Ms Reilly	Mr Stefaniak
Ms Tucker
Mr Whitecross
Mr Wood

Question so resolved in the affirmative, with the concurrence of an absolute majority.

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