Tuesday, 11 March 2008
Member for Moncrieff
Order! In accordance with standing order 133, I shall now proceed to put the question on the motion that the member for Moncrieff be suspended from the service of the House, on which a division was called for and deferred in accordance with the standing order. No further debate is allowed.
A division having been called and the bells being rung—
Mr Speaker, on indulgence: just to provide clarity for the Hansard, the member for Moncrieff was, I understand it, suspended from the House under standing order 94(f) and, in fact, it was one of our own members who pointed out that the member should be named. I also point out that, in this case, the member for Moncrieff and the member for Cowper are, under ‘farcical Friday’ rules, effectively being suspended from the House for 48 hours because in deference to the Speaker they left the chamber at the appropriate time on the Friday, have served 24 hours, have not come back in—