HC Deb 21 August 1945 vol 413 c584
The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Joseph Westwood)

I beg to move, in page 4, line 19, at the end, insert: or within one year after the election, whichever of those periods is the shorter. This is a consequential Amendment following the Amendment which was accepted on Clause 2. This deals with the Scottish application Clause and the Amendment is necessary to bring it into conformity with the decision already arrived at by the Committee.

Amendment agreed to.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause, as amended, stand part of the Bill."

Sir William Darling (Edinburgh, South)

I was going to move an Amendment to paragraph (b) of this Clause, and I hope I shall have the support of the Scottish Members of the House in this matter. The words I propose to add——

The Chairman

Did I understand that the hon. Member said he was going to move an Amendment?

Sir W. Darling

I was going to move that certain words should be added to paragraph (b).

The Chairman

I am sorry but I cannot accept an Amendment at this stage. If in future the hon. Member will put down an Amendment it will be considered at the Table but it cannot be taken at this stage.

Sir W. Darling

With all respect, Major Milner, I was prevented from doing it last night, and you are preventing me to-night. I am in the same position as the hon. Member opposite and apparently no justice can be done in the matter. I hope that the Secretary of State for Scotland will observe the feelings of anger and disgust at this decision.

The Chairman

The hon. Member, after he has been here a little time, will, no doubt, learn the proper course to adopt.

Question put, and agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.