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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 7 Hansard (19 June) . . Page.. 2032 ..

MR HUMPHRIES: Mr Speaker, if we are excluded from having any discussion about that subject by virtue of a vote then of course we will have a major problem. I am not reflecting on the vote. I am not making any reference at all to the Assembly's decision on that matter. I am, however, debating the general subject matter by putting this information on the table. I will do so briefly. Seventy-six per cent of parents were interested in information that compares a school's performance in the assessment program-

Mr Berry: That is the league table.

Mr Stanhope: You used it last Wednesday.

MR SPEAKER: Order! Proceed, Chief Minister.

Mr Moore: Mr Speaker, a point of order has been raised and I think something needs to be clarified about it.

MR SPEAKER: It was not a point of order-it was an interjection.

Mr Moore: Well, I will take a point of order. Mr Speaker, there is an important principle here about reflecting on the vote of the Assembly. The standing orders talk about reflecting on the vote of the Assembly. If Mr Humphries is saying, "Look, the Assembly is wrong and we need to turn that over," he is entitled to do that in a substantive motion. Otherwise he ought not reflect on the actual vote of the Assembly.

MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order. We have a great deal of work to do today. Mr Humphries, would you mind winding up on this one please.

MR HUMPHRIES: Yes, Mr Speaker. I will be very brief. Of the 76 per cent of parents who are interested in information about their schools being available, 59 per cent gave an indication that they wished-

Mr Berry: Mr Speaker, I draw your attention to standing order 52, which reads as follows:

A Member may not reflect upon any vote of the Assembly, except upon a motion that such vote be rescinded.

MR SPEAKER: There is no point of order on standing order 52. If you continue in this way, I will deal with you.

Mr Berry: Well, feel free, Mr Speaker. Mr Speaker, let me continue with the standing order.

Mr Moore: Standing order 202 (e). Name him.

Mr Berry: If I get thrown out for raising points of order in this place, Mr Moore, it will be a sorry day.

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