HC Deb 15 July 1959 vol 609 c418

Bill to regulate the deferred payment terms by which goods and services are purchased under forms of personal credit schemes in Scotland, presented accordingly and read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Friday, 17th July, and to be printed [Bill 137.]

3.45 p.m.

Mr. Charles Pannell (Leeds, West)

On a point of order, Sir. When a Ten Minutes Rule Bill is introduced from one side of the House and the Bill is opposed from the other side, as has happened today, is it not the custom of the House, and is it not a requirement on the hon. Member opposing the Bill, that he should divide the House?

Mr. Speaker

There is no rule requiring an hon. Member to divide the House, but he ought to give his voice against the Bill. That is a requirement of our practice.

Mr. William Hamilton (Fife, West)

Further to that point of order. I rose when the hon. Member for Ayr (Sir T. Moore) rose to oppose the Bill, and I was prepared to carry my point of view into the Division Lobby. I do not know how one can indicate that when one rises and I do not know how it would influence your decision, Mr. Speaker, as to whom to call. What I want to do is to liquidate Napier's altogether.

Mr. Speaker

Order. I called the hon. Member for Ayr (Sir T. Moore) because the firm is in his constituency.