Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 3 Hansard (25 March) . . Page.. 885 ..
MR BERRY: I wish to make a personal explanation under standing order 46.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Proceed.
MR BERRY: Thank you. At the conclusion of question time, Minister Moore pointed out that a minute that I had tabled had not yet been signed. In question time I asked the Minister, but it was answered by the Chief Minister, to explain the minute of yesterday's date from the chief executive of his department - I should have said her department - of Minister Moore's department, which Mrs Carnell went on to explain. I regret that Mr David Butt had not yet signed the letter; nevertheless, it is a minute of yesterday's date, so there is nothing misleading about that. What I would like to see is whether Mr Butt's mind has been changed yet or whether another minute of the same - - -
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Where have you been misled, Mr Berry?
MR BERRY: I did not say that I was misled. I was not misled.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Where have you been misrepresented, Mr Berry?
MR BERRY: No, I have been given leave to make a personal statement, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker; it was not a question of being misled.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Under standing order 46. I suggest you read standing orders and look at standing order 46.
MR BERRY: I do. I know what it says and I have your leave to make a statement pursuant to standing order 46.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: Standing order 46 - misrepresentation.
MR BERRY: No, it is not about misrepresentation, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker; it is about leave to speak. I am explaining my personal position in relation to this matter.
Mr Humphries: I take a point of order, Mr Temporary Deputy Speaker. This is an abuse of standing orders, obviously.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: I uphold the point of order.
Mr Berry: How? Okay, I will write you a little note and get you to explain why you upheld it.
MR TEMPORARY DEPUTY SPEAKER: I suggest you look at standing order 46.