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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 2 Hansard (20 May) . . Page.. 395 ..

MR SPEAKER: I would remind members of standing order 117(h), which states:

A question fully answered cannot be renewed.

Do you have a supplementary question, Mr Corbell?

MR CORBELL: Yes, I do have a supplementary question, Mr Speaker. My supplementary question is: Is public tender the preferred position of the Government in relation to land development? Further, which parts of the Kinlyside development did Mrs Carnell discuss with Mr Whitcombe?

MR SPEAKER: I will allow the question.

Mr Humphries: The first part of that question is simply a reiteration of the first part - - -

Mr Corbell: No, it is not.

MR SPEAKER: Which part of which?

Mr Humphries: Of the first question Mr Corbell asked today. He asked two parts in that supplementary question. The first part was a reiteration of the question he asked before the supplementary question, which, in turn, was asked yesterday and answered fully on both occasions. I do not think the Chief Minister should be asked to answer a question three times in a row.

Mr Corbell: On that point of order, Mr Speaker: The Chief Minister has not addressed the issue that I raised, which is: What is the preferred position in terms - - -

MR SPEAKER: You are asking the question again.

Mr Corbell: I am sorry, Mr Speaker; the supplementary question was: Is it the preferred - - -

MR SPEAKER: I am not interested in your supplementary question now.

Mr Corbell: No, Mr Speaker - - -

MR SPEAKER: Far too often - - -

Mr Corbell: In terms of clarification of my question - - -

MR SPEAKER: Resume your seat, Mr Corbell. This reiterating of a question as a point of order has been going on far too often. I rule your point of order out of order, and I invite the Chief Minister to answer the second part of the question only.

Mr Berry: Which parts of the development did you approach Mr Whitcombe on?

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