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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 8 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 2386 ..

MR SPEAKER: Actually, the question related both to the V8s and the dragway. The Minister is answering the question.

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I take a point of order. You are mistaken. The question was not in relation to the V8 supercar race. The question was specifically in relation to the dragway.

Ms Carnell: Well, what did you mention V8s for?

MR HUMPHRIES: No, Mr Speaker, it was about V8s and the dragway. It was about both.

Mr Berry: I was merely drawing attention, Mr Speaker, to the fact that - - -

MR SPEAKER: It must have been the long preamble. It slipped my mind.

MR HUMPHRIES: Is Mr Berry saying it is all right for him to refer to V8s in his question, but not all right for me to include the V8s in my answer? Is that what he is saying?

Mr Berry: A point of order.

MR SPEAKER: Will you sit down?

Mr Berry: To clarify it, I will just read the question bit again.

MR SPEAKER: Just sit down. The Minister is answering the question as he sees fit.

Mr Moore: On the point of order, Mr Speaker - - -

Mr Hargreaves: Michael, sit down. You are not the guardian.

Mr Moore: Actually, I am. Standing order 117 (a) says:

Questions shall be brief and relate to a single issue;...

Perhaps Mr Berry's question is out of order?

MR SPEAKER: I could do that, but I will say that it relates to motor racing. I suppose that is the common theme.

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, the Government has made it clear that it supports the holding of that V8 supercar race in Canberra and is working closely with other parties to make sure that that occurs if we are chosen by the organisation which runs that event. We have similarly indicated a disposition towards the dragway which I think is nothing but favourable. We are perfectly happy to see dragway operations in the ACT, but there is a difference between these two situations, a very important difference. In the case of

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