§ Order read for consideration of Lords Amendments.
§ 11.5 a.m.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power (Mr. L. W. Joynson-Hicks)
I beg to move, "That the Lords Amendments be now considered."
We have before us a considerable body of Amendments, the large majority of which are either of a drafting nature or consequential, or are not of significant substance. If it were agreeable to you, Mr. Speaker, and met with the approval of the House, it might be for the convenience of hon. Members if, where the Amendments falling into a particular group run consecutively, I might be permitted to move them as a group until we come to an Amendment of some substance, or a new point, in which case I would move it separately.
§ Mr. Philip Noel-Baker (Derby, South)
The Parliamentary Secretary has been good enough to consult us about what he now proposes and, with my hon. Friend the Member for Bolsover (Mr. Neal) and my hon. Friend the Member for Wigan (Mr. R. Williams), we have given consideration to it. We are in full agreement, and are grateful to him for having so consulted us.
§ Mr. Speaker
If that meets with the approval of the House, I am quite willing to proceed in that manner because, from the point of view of the House, it would have the advantage of focusing, in the time available, the discussion on the more important points. If hon. Members wish to discuss any point that might be put in a block, I do rely upon them to draw my attention to that fact, because it is the right of any hon. Member of the 706 House to discuss any Amendments received from another place.
§ Question put, and agreed to.
§ Lords Amendments considered accordingly.