Chairperson, may I address you on a point of order? Firstly, earlier the Speaker said that agreements reached in any other body except in the programming committee are not recognised.
Secondly, a precedent has been set in this Parliament where a member has spoken twice; and thirdly, a speakers' list was provided and there was communication that the second DA speaker had not confirmed his speaking slot due to an illness. I have the SMS communication. After the member spoke, we realized that we were still able to take up our speaking slot and the Table was advised accordingly.
Therefore, it is my considered opinion that we followed procedure. I submit that there is no Rule that says a member cannot speak twice in the same debate and I ask you to rule on the matter.