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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 3 Hansard (8 March) . . Page.. 869 ..

MR MOORE: Mr Speaker, I think it is really important that I answer questions under standing order 118. All standing order 117 is about is the asking of questions. That having been said, Mr Speaker, I take the tone of what you are saying.

MR SPEAKER: It shall be concise, however, Mr Moore, if I may say so.

MR MOORE: I beg your pardon.

MR SPEAKER: I said that it shall be concise.

Mr Humphries: Mr Speaker, with great respect, there have been continual points of order and interjections and concise language is very difficult to achieve in these circumstances.

Mr Wood: You have never stood up time and again on points of order, by chance, have you?

Mr Stanhope interjecting-

MR SPEAKER: Gentlemen, the minister cannot be concise if you are constantly interjecting and taking points of order.

Mr Smyth: I take a point of order, Mr Speaker. The Leader of the Opposition, in his last interjection, implied that that Mr Moore was a hypocrite. He should withdraw that.

Mr Stanhope: I said that I thought the Speaker was suggesting that he had been a hypocrite.

Mr Smyth: That, of course, would be disrespectful to the Speaker. You should withdraw that as well.

MR SPEAKER: I beg your pardon!

Mr Stanhope: I beg your pardon, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Thank you.

Mr Stanhope: I interpreted your ruling on a point of order to be a suggestion that the minister was being so duplicitous in his position on this matter that he was at risk of being hypocritical.

MR SPEAKER: I think that also needs to be withdrawn, thank you. Withdraw that one as well.

Mr Stanhope: I withdraw.

MR SPEAKER: Let us get on with question time, please.

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