HC Deb 26 February 1957 vol 565 cc1050-1

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

Mr. Jack Jones (Rotherham)

On a point of order. Can we have some guidance on this matter, Sir Charles? You have called hon. Members in whose names several Amendments have been tabled, but there has been no response, so the Amendments have not been moved. Is it possible that the hon. Members responsible for the Amendments are elsewhere in the House, attending a Standing Committee? Is it possible to send out a search party to find out where they are?

The Chairman

It has been explained to me that the Amendments have been put down without their authority.

Mr. Ellis Smith (Stoke-on-Trent, South)

Without the authority of whom, Sir Charles?

The Chairman

Without the authority of the Members themselves. One has explained to me that he did not give authority for his name to be put down and he imagined that it was the same for his hon. Friends.

Mr. Ellis Smith

That is very serious.

The Chairman

It has nothing to do with me. They had better find out who was responsible for putting their names to the Amendments. It was certainly not me.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause ordered to stand part of the Bill.