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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1996 Week 12 Hansard (20 November) . . Page.. 3861 ..

Ms Follett: Just a moment, Mr Speaker. I thought you ruled that the ayes had it on the previous vote, and I said that the noes had it. I called for a vote. I thought you had ruled incorrectly, with respect. I want a vote, Mr Speaker. You called, "The ayes have it". I seek to differ and call that the noes have it and require a vote.

MR SPEAKER: I thought Mr Moore indicated that - - -

Ms Follett: Mr Moore is not sitting in your seat, sir. You are. You ruled that the ayes had it.

Mrs Carnell: He changed his mind.

Ms Follett: Not in my hearing. The Speaker never changed his ruling.

MR SPEAKER: I beg your pardon. I call Ms Tucker.

Ms Tucker: I ask for clarification. I am not quite sure what the last bit of the discussion was about. Can you clarify exactly what has just happened? I do not feel that I want to vote on this at this point.

Mr Moore: I raise a point of order, Mr Speaker. You certainly have the prerogative. Standing order 165 states:

In case of confusion or error concerning the numbers reported, unless the same can be otherwise corrected, the Assembly shall proceed to another vote.

Standing order 166 states:

If a complaint is made to the Assembly that a vote has been inaccurately reported, the Speaker may cause the record to be corrected.

You have room to move and to re-call the vote if you wish.

Mr Berry: That is a misuse of the standing orders, and you know it.

MR SPEAKER: No, that is not a misuse. Is it the wish of the Assembly that I put the question again? There being no objection, I put the question:

That the question be divided.

Question resolved in the negative.

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